It is Friday, November 21, 2008. As I sit here reading my emails, I came across one from Adlandpro.
I read the gentleman's blog about Thanksgiving, and I wondered what am I thankful for.
Well in todays' economy I am very thankful for my job.
I am oh so thankful for my health. Other then just recently having surgery to have my Gall Bladder removed, and I really could afford to loose a few pounds; I am in very good health.
So What Else?
Well how about the country that I live in, I can come and go as I choose, I can wear what I want, I can buy what ever food I want, I live where I want, say what I want, and have to bow down to no one.
I Worship my God and Creator without fear of death. I have the ability to choose where, when and how I wish to worship.
Pretty much, except for Taxes, I can do as I wish with my money.
What else, I am thankful for is my family.I have two really great kids, with 5 wonderful, happy, healthy, loving, spry, energetic grandchildren.
Each visit is wonderful. You can see them grow, each day. What a pleasure it is to see how they are learning. The smiles and the laughter and the joy watching them play. Knowing they are in good homes, and they are treated well.
I read this morning of a baby that was found in a dumpster dead. The Mother had just dumped it in there like garbage.
With so many couples that wish to have children and are never able, to have this type of tragedy is just appalling. I do not think I will ever be able to understand such behavior, there is just no excuse whatsoever.
It is so unbelievable that there are so many children that suffer in their everyday lives.
They live in poor dirty unhealthy homes, some with drug abusive families, some with physical and mental abuse.
Some in other countries do not have to the privilege of clean running water. They do not have a "bed" with blankets to keep them warm at night.
They do not have "breakfast" to eat in the mornings. They do not have the warmth of a heated home or air-conditioned in summer. They live with bugs, dirt, filth.
Heck that is not just in foreign countries but in our own as well.
They do not have clean dishes, or cups or eating utensils. They do not have electricity, gas, toothpaste and a toothbrush, or a clean pair of jeans.
I am thankful just to get up every morning with a smile on my face, a good cup of coffee to start another great day.
Wishing you peace, joy and a happy heart