December 17, 2014

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Be thankful everyday!

Thanksgiving is a time to pause and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.

Today I was out ringing the Salvation Army bell and a woman in a wheelchair rolled up and put money in our kettle. I said, "Happy Thanksgiving" and she graciously replied, "Happy Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for." That made me pause for a minute and think. Here is a woman who is bound to a wheelchair and still believes she has a lot to be thankful for.

Often times we don't take time to stop and think about the things we're grateful for. When I was in Iraq 4 years ago, there were little Iraqi children who would beg for a sip of water. A SIP OF WATER!! 

Last week, I was at KARM visiting with the homeless who scrounge for every meal and use cardboard boxes to sleep on. Still, many of them full of smiles despite the fate destiny has put in their lap.

So this Thanksgiving when you sit down to the dinner table, be grateful for what you have.  When the holidays are over, continue to be thankful for your blessings from your working legs, to a bottle of clean water, to the roof over your head. There are people out there who have a lot less!!

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless you and your family!!!

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