Sunday, October 3, 2021

Being Thankful

 I think that we so often forget to be thankful. We have spent our lives achieving goals, being successful, making money, buying stuff. We don't stop to remember those people who have so little or nothing at all. 

They are the homeless, freezing in the winter, roasting in the summer heat, sleeping on makeshift beds made of cardboard, being hungry. I just can't imagine having to live like that and yet people do. 

And, there are those who have lost their jobs or have illness in the family that is draining every penny.

It's scary to think of what we take for granted can so easily slip away from us. Remember that old saying "There, but by the grace of God, go I". 

Be thankful for the small things, blessings sent from above, a like a good meal, a clean bed and a roof over your head. 

I remember one Christmas my women's club friends were all gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving and our task was to tell what you were thankful for. Everybody said things like, 'A good job', 'a loving family', I'm healthy, and so on.... until we got to my friend Lynetta. She was a small woman, sort of prissy, so she stood up and announced, "I am thankful for clean sheets and an indoor toilet." And, she curtsied and sat back down. We all just roared with laughter. 


  1. Wonderful post! I couldn't agree more! Hope you are having a cozy afternoon.

  2. This is very true Latane, we must never take even the simplest things for granted. How I loved the response from your friend Lynetta :) Comical response but with a very clear meaning behind it. No, we must never take things for granted and help others whenever we are able.

  3. Life is precious. We need to learn to appreciate it and enjoy it while we have it. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  4. Your wise words are very well taken, Latane, and kindness and friendship are also important in everyone’s life.

  5. Having been raised without indoor plumbing I sure understand why your friend would be thankful for that blessing!


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