Here we are!
That's Isaac on the left. He lives in Fort Wayne and does computer aided drafting. I am next. Duane is next. Nathan (can you tell he lifts weights?) is far right. I am going to use this picture for Christmas gifts. We went to my sister's house today for Thanksgiving and had a nice, peaceful day and a great meal. That is her house in the back. What am I thankful for? Where do I start? Health, family, blessings too many to count, and peacefulness.
I pray for those in the military who are away from their families during the holidays.
I pray for those who are struggling. I have just recently learned that one of the gals in my quilt group has just found out her daughter has cancer in her breasts and lower back and it is pretty serious. What have I to complain about?
I have just learned that the friend I pick up for Bible Study Fellowship has a friend who has just learned she has stage 3 ovarian cancer. What have I to complain about?
There are people who will go to bed hungry tonight. What have we done to lessen their pain? I have noticed that people use many excuses to avoid giving to worthy causes. I keep my giving local. The Salvation Army, The Red Cross, there is a local shelter for women/children who are victims of domestic violence, and there is a local shelter for homeless men. I have a friend who is very tight with her money. She keeps it for herself and I have noticed she says we should give to people HERE. Does it matter who is hungry or without shelter? So what if they live in a foreign country? We can give to USO which supports our troops.
Have you dropped some money in the Salvation Army red bucket yet?
I feel pretty strongly about giving. Money is just a thing. People are what's important.
Each of you is important to me and I am thankful that you read what I write. Take care.
We can't do everything but we can all do something.
I hope your Thanksgiving is truly thankful.