Thanksgiving is quickly approaching here in the U.S. It is a time when we are reminded of our many blessings. Every Thursday during the month of November I am going to share with you the things I am most thankful for! I am also going to post a picture of Nature as I am very appreciative of the beauty of the outdoors. My blogger friends over at A Working Mom Today and Mommy and Everything are posting for 30 days of Thanks during November. Please join us this month and share what makes you thankful!
As I sit here in the comfort of my warm home I am reminded that just over one year ago my family and many across the East Coast were without power due to Hurricane Sandy. We had no heat, no electricity, and gas was in short supply (yes, I waited patiently on line for three hours). We were lucky compared to those who lost homes and loved ones. I remember at the time feeling very cut off from the rest of the world. There was an eerie feeling walking around town with trees down everywhere, broken traffic lights dangling in the wind, power lines hanging on branches, and barricades blocking off flooded roads. Yet, it was also a time where family, friends, and neighbors came together and helped each other.
Every experience we have in life happens to us for a reason. Sometimes it is just a reminder to appreciate the things we have and the people who are in our lives. Tonight, I look back and remember what it felt like going through the hurricane and its aftermath. I am very grateful for electricity, heat, gas, a warm meal, my family, good friends and the kindness of neighbors. For all these things… I am thankful!
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Thank you for reblogging this post on your website Paulette!
You are welcome. Have a great day.
Oh wow – what a great post! Gave me goosebumps! What a blessing and a great Thankful Thursday post!
Thanks Kate. Sometimes we take the small things for granted and then one day when the lights go out we are suddenly reminded of our many blessings 🙂
I gotta say – that was a pretty big reminder of your blessings – it was big enough that I was feeling very thankful too!!
Beautiful post. I am speaking in church this Sunday, and part of what I say has to do with being thankful for what my church has given me. And part of what I say has to do with being thankful for all who have served this country. I am thankful for my parents and their generation who believed so strongly in preserving this country. The families who sent loved ones off to war were just as brave as the ones who went. I am thankful for our armed forces throughout the existencs of this country.
Thanks Karin. Good luck with your speech. I know you will be speaking from your heart so you will be great! Thank you for sharing the things you are thankful for 🙂