Wednesday, November 27, 2013

What are you thankful for?

A Ranger here at Andersonville has a favorite saying: "No whining!" Is it cold? Are the gray skies starting to get old? No whining! Is it too long until lunch? No whining! You have shoes, you had breakfast, you had a bed to sleep in last night. He makes a really good point. I might not be happy with everything every day, but I have many things to be thankful for:
  • A warm, safe place to live
  • Healthful, plentiful food
  • Good health
  • Being productive and helpful
  • Friends and family who've supported me through some rough times
  • The ability to appreciate beauty that's everywhere around me
  • Health insurance (and today I'm not whining about the cost)
  • The means to live the way I do
This is not all. The one thing I am most thankful for is that I am loved. What more could anyone ask for than to be softly tucked into someone's heart?


Thoughts of the day:

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. (A.A. Milne - 

Here are the two best prayers I know: 'Help me, help me, help me,' and 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.' (Anne Lamott - Traveling Mercies)