Was it really just two weeks ago that I was writing up a post while keeping an eye on the huge hurricane heading toward the US coast?
Here I am again… now it is Irma, of course, with Harvey having more than completed his mission.
Even if Irma somehow leaves my country unscathed (looking less and less likely as we near post time), she has already been very dangerously busy across the Caribbean, harming those who have even greater risk than we do.
It’s hard to think about what to say in a blog post at times like these.
As I pondered Harvey, impending Irma, and Everything Else There Is, there wasn’t much to do except pray, help where I can, and remember all that is GOOD – all that I’m thankful for.”
I’ve noticed that even those who have lost so much in Harvey are still thankful for so much. It’s inspiring.
They may have lost possessions, but not their home.
Or lost their home, but not each other.
Some have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a loved one. But they remain grateful for those who remain.
Neighbours have come together to help. Strangers have arrived, donated, and offered shelter.
We all still have blessings to be grateful for.
I am thankful for the hope I have after seeing these responses to the tragedies of Harvey.
I am thankful for the indescribably wonderful family I have – some related by blood, all related by love.
I am thankful that I live here where I live, and that at the moment my home and community are safe.
I am thankful that my loved ones are also safe at the moment, scattered though we are about the country.
I am thankful for today’s rain, because where I live we need it, desperately.
I am thankful for the opportunity I am having right now to try to built a more abundant life.
I am thankful…
So, today I’d just like to ask:
What are YOU thankful for?
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