Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Just A Parting Thought Before Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it occurred to me that I could complain about a lot. If you read this blog, you know that I constantly do complain about the injustices and unjust people in life, amongst other things. And, while I could complain about a lot more, it is also true that there are a lot of good things in my life that I don't have to complain about... things that I am thankful for now.

I'm not homeless, not jobless, and not without an automobile. I've been without at least two of these things a couple of Thanksgivings that come to mind. I have a beautiful and loving wife, a daughter, son-in-law, and two wonderful grandchildren. I have a refrigerator full of food, a couple of dollars in my pockets, and a warm bed to lay my head every night. There are some people somewhere who have none of these things. And, I can say that there was a time not too long ago when I didn't have them either, so I count my blessings.

No matter what else is going wrong in the universe, there is a lot going right in it somewhere... and for those things, those seemingly little things that we all sometimes take for granted, I am thankful!

Have a happy and joyous holiday everyone!


2cute4u said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Arlene said...

Keith, I'm thankful too. For all the blessings you mentioned - family, home, and jobs that have come my way. And I'm also thankful that "we" are not in charge! This is God's world and we inhabit it for just short spans. Some people try to be blessings for others while some want everything for themselves.

"When we ALL get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!!" Amen and happy holidays.


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