This week I am especially grateful that the armed robber who walked into the crowded store where my shift just started did not injure anyone after I handed over the contents of my register. It wasn't nearly as dramatic as it is on tv, we weren't herded into or locked in a cooler, nobody was pistol whipped and the event took less than a minute.
Here's my list of things, I'm thankful for: not in any particular order
2. My friends and all of you who follow, share and comment on our posts & tweets.
3. The really great bloggers that I have become friends with over the past year, who have provided some great if not thought provoking ideas and for allowing me to share them with you.
4. My Health and the ability to physically be present in the activities that I enjoy so much.
5. A sense of humor.
6. People in my life with different life experiences and beliefs that can articulate and debate without it devolving into name calling or belittling.
7. This property which allows me to provide some of my own food and contributes financially to my needs.
8. The laying hens who provide those healthy, beautiful brown eggs that I eat and sell.
9. Neighbors who are there for you when you have a problem.
10. Living in a country where you are free to make choices and voice your opinions. Also, to the men and women, past and present who have given us this freedom.
11. For the EMS, Police & Fire Depts. that keep us safe and respond quickly.
I encourage each of us to remember these things year round and not just on the one day when family, friends gather and football is on but everyday.
Here's a challenge:
Let's even take it step further and do something nice for someone who has less to be Thankful for. Become active in your community- support/participate in community events, volunteer to help seniors with things around their house, shovel snow for that neighbor who can't do it on their own, volunteer at a soup kitchen or the local animal shelter, if you can't donate time make a contribution to a local and reputable charity...
The girls (hens, rabbits and dogs) and I at Arid Acres Homestead want to wish you a Safe, Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!!