Sunday, November 23, 2008

Counting Blessings

As the holidays approach, we should pause and reflect on the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us. As Americans, even with talk of recession and financial problems, we are still among the richest people in the world. When you think about it, we have to rent storage spaces to keep "stuff" we don't have room for in our houses. We have two or even more cars per household. Computers, televisions, cell phones, the list goes on.
We are free to worship in any way. We can vote our convictions. We should be thankful for the privileges we have as Americans.
Greenway Walk, watercolor
My friend from Thomaston, Georgia, is thankful to have been born and live in the south. There is a large variety of scenery, a change of seasons in most southern areas, and somehow, the people just seem friendlier. So even if you weren't born in a southern state, you can still be thankful that you can choose to live there or come visit when you wish.
Mostly, we should be thankful for our family and our friends. Although you can't choose your relatives, most of us have pretty good ones that share our DNA. Our friends are the ones who stick with us, even when we whine about minor things, and we should be glad that someone else who isn't related, likes us for who we are.
If you are traveling to visit loved ones, or have guests coming to see you, I wish you a safe and trouble-free holiday. I am looking forward to having dinner with my "crew" and hearing what the Grands have to be thankful for this year.
Many Blessings to you!

1 comment:

vickiandrandyrossart said...

reminds me of george carlin's rant about 'stuff'. I can really relate after moving out of 5500+ sq ft on 3 levels into 3500+ sq ft on 2. 10 lbs of s**t in a 5 lb bag.

today was next to last day, the oversized framed pictures/paintings, large flower pots, garage stuff, all the hard to handle and harder to put away.

we haven't even done the drawers with all the old cell phones yet!

And 7 years ago we walked out of a hospital with nothing but the clothes given to us there, after our house burned down (xmas morning). Don't know why we like to hoard.

have a great xmas with the grands...we got to see ours over thanksgiving.