Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A Time To Give.
As I get ready to don my apron and begin baking the pies that will round out our Thanksgiving meal tomorrow. I want to stop a moment, and think about what this day really means.
This is not only a day we give thanks for the bountiful harvest brought in. Or the day we take a say Thank You to all of those we are thankful to have in our lives. It is a time to give also. This begins the season of giving to those less fortunate than we are. It is a time to lend a helping hand to those charities that give to families who have loved ones fighting in foreign lands. Who don't get to see, or be with them because they are fighting for our right to live in this country with the freedoms that we do.
As I write, I have a family member driving almost three thousand miles to join the rest of the family here in Texas. I pray for his safe trip, and for his good fortune once he arrives and begins his new life. It will be good to have both of my brothers here with me.
What am I going to give thanks for this year? Where to begin? First of all I am thankful for having another year with my mother. As much as she aggravates me, and at times makes me want to scream. I do realize there are people who would give anything for another Thanksgiving with their mother. So for this simple reason I give thanks for her.
Next I am thankful for my brothers. We have been more than siblings all of our lives. We are friends. My brothers are two people who know what it was like growing up in our house, and we have a deep connection from surviving those years.
I am also thankful for all of my friends, both old and new. Some I have known it feels like forever. Our albums are filled to bursting with memories, while my new albums are ready to collect new ones in.
Here we come to how thankful I am that I have a roof over my head, and food on the table. I have raiment upon my body, when others are in rags. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that for all the struggle each month to keep all of these things. There are those who do not have them.
Last but not least, I am thankful for my followers. To those who take the time to stop, and read my posts. You are my future; the ones I hope that will consider buying my books, once they are published. So as you read this remember to be thankful for all that the all mighty has granted you. You never know when it could all be taken from you.
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