Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I am lying here in bed with the flu today. After nursing my children through it and being coughed on for over a week, I guess it is my turn. I could start complaining about the all the work I ought to be doing...but then I started thinking about Thankful Thursday and my heart turned to enumerate all of my blessings. I am really grateful that I have a nice, warm bed to lie in when I am sick. I'm thankful that my warm bed is in a safe home, in a neighboWherhood full of wonderful people who look after one another. I'm thankful that in my neighborhood I can call on people, if I need anything from a teaspoon of vanilla for cooking or late night help for a sick child...anything. I am grateful that my neighborhood is in a wonderful country where I don't have to worry about war at my back door or having my rights taken away. There is an abundance of food and everything else is easily accessible. Sure, we all struggle with money problems, family problems and such, but I am glad that I can lie here and be at peace, knowing that this whole world is watched over by a kind, loving and immensely merciful God.



Myrnie said...

Feel better soon!!

Alexandra said...

Feel better!

Anne said...

What a good idea, to turn your heart towards thoughts like this when you are sick. I hope you will be better soon!

Beth at Aunties said...

I am so sorry you are sick again! I hope this flies by and you can get ready to go enjoy yourself with your family.
The whooping cough was horrid and I do feel for you. Get better soon!

Many Hugs to you!


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I hope you're feeling better.

I love your list of thanks.