Thanksgiving 2010-In spite of Everything I’m Still Blessed

It is hard to believe it is Thanksgiving. My daughter said the other day this year has flown by. I told her that’s the kind of thing old folks like me say, but it is the truth. I lost my job in July of 2009 and I never would have thought that I would face another Thanksgiving still jobless, but I say in spite of that God has still been good to me. I have my health and my family and tomorrow I will feast on more food than I should eat but it’s holiday, I’ll deal with the consequences Friday. This evening while watching the evening news I heard a story of a 5 star restaurant providing meals to some needy families. They delivered a meal to family that did not have a table to put the food on. Can you imagine not having a table? Something that most people including myself take for granted. The next day that same restaurant had a table and four chairs delivered to that family. It reminded me of the story of the man who complained about his shoes until he saw the man with no feet. It might sound trite but there is real wisdom in the analogy. So tomorrow when you sit down to your table surrounded by family or friends or maybe it’s just you just take a little time to dwell on the good things and say what I will be saying tomorrow, in spite of the challenges I am still blessed. Thanks for reading the blog and tell your friends about it:  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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  • Peter  On November 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    I lost my job in April of 2009, and just recently finally found a new one after being out of work for 18 months. So hang in there, and don’t lose hope.

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