I got up this morning with my back hurting, but I am so thankful that I can feel pain and walk upright. There was an onion smell in my kitchen, but I am so thankful that I could afford to buy groceries. My day is going to be so busy running from my Dad's side of the family to my mom's, but I am so thankful that I have two families to eat with today. My husband was grumpy this morning when I woke him up, but I am so thankful he is home this year and with couples all around us splitting up I am thankful we are not! My van is in need of an oil change, the back doors have to be locked by hand, one of the back doors sticks and it needs to be cleaned, but I am so thankful that I have transportation. My carpet needs replacing, but I am so thankful for my comfortable home. I was cold, but I have warm fuzzy socks and a comfy hoodie with soft sweat pants. I am so thankful.
It is so easy to get caught up in the negatives of the day and to look at the glass half empty, but if you are reading this I can assume several things about the many blessings in your life.
My heart and prayers go out to those that can't read this today. The ones that aren't quite sure where there extended families are today. The ones that don't have a home. The ones that are cold with no relief in sight. The ones that are hungry and any meal would be welcome and thanksgiving meals are just a dream. they live in our community. They are right around the corner. They are tired and need hope. Look for them and you will find them.
My brother carries the little throw blankets in the back of his car ready to give them to someone that is cold. He knows where the free meals are offered in his community, so he can take them to get food or at least tell them the times and locations.
We must be prepared to help others. If someone in need stopped you right now, could you help them? Do you have any cash in your purse? Do you know where the meals are served in your community and what times? Do you have an extra blanket in your trunk? Do you even know where the local Salvation Army is located?
Go and be thankful for today and God's many blessings in your life! Look to where you can share those blessings. God will put them in your path!
We have so much to be thankful for and so many wonderful things in our lives. Don't let anything get in the way of seeing God's blessings in your life!
Happy Turkey Day!