Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Jilda and I helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to the needy today and it was a humbling experience. We both have done volunteer work in the past, but today as the folks passed through the line, I was reminded once again just how blessed our lives have been.
We've faced our share of troubles and hardships, but in the scheme of things, life has been kind to us both. We're both relatively healthy, we've been gainfully employed for most of our lives and we have a circle of friends that I'd put up against anyone's circle.
Thanksgiving is a unique holiday - it's not about shopping, or gifts, or most of the other things that makes Christmas crazy. It's about fellowship and taking stock of your life and remembering to have gratitude and be thankful for life's bounty.
So tonight, as I write this note, I'm thankful we have a roof over our heads, a warm place to sleep, food in the pantry, and a contact book full of family and friends that make life worth living.
Happy Thanksgiving all.

6 comments:

  1. I sit here in the warm dry room with rain falling outside, as it did all day today, last night and yesterday. I am thankful for this place and that the rain is not snow!

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  2. Well said.
    I feel the same way!

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  3. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving which is something we don't have in these parts mores the pity. We do have Christmas of course but as you say thats more about shopping and holidays these days. What always amuses me about Christmas is that all those that spend the rest of the year bragging about being a non believer are the first in the queue when it comes to celebrating Christmas - if they are non believers what are they celebrating?

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  4. Hi Rick. I've been perusing your blog, something I do whenever I get a new follower (and thanks for joining me on my little journey). I enjoyed your posts so you'll be seeing me around.

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  5. Beautiful post. I am looking forward to getting back into volunteer work once I am out of school. Hope that you are keeping well,

    Jane

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  6. A life of substance is always worth giving thanks for.

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