Being Thankful

Is there anyone in the world who isn’t feeling thankful about the rescue of the miners in Chile? What a miracle! To think that those 33 men had survived 69 days in that mine and were rescued alive is almost beyond belief. It’s hard to believe it really happened. If I’m having trouble believing it, I wonder how they and their families can believe it. Yet they can hug and talk directly to each other which must make it easier to recognize that the miners truly were saved. It’s time to be thankful.

My nephew lost his job in February. This week he started a new job … another miracle in today’s economy. He likes the job and his boss. I’m so thankful.

Last week when I was out of town, I woke up one morning to really thick fog. While loading the car, I managed to lock the keys in the trunk. The front desk clerk called a locksmith for me who promised to be there in 20 minutes. It was 45 minutes before he showed up. But that wasn’t all bad. By the time he had the trunk unlocked and I had retrieved the keys, the sun had burned off most of the fog. Another time to be thankful.

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3 Responses to Being Thankful

  1. CAG says:

    The miners’ rescue was indeed a miracle and something to be thankful for. I, along with half a million others am also thankful – thankful that each time I go down streets past piles of rubble, buildings red carded (condemned), or have to take a detour that not a single life was lost in the devastating earthquake on 4th September that levelled buildings, tore homes in half and opened up the ground. We are truly thankful that today everyone is housed, that neighbours and friends are quick to lend a helping hand where needed. Possessions have been lost but not a single life – that is truly a miracle. As the aftershocks continue normality is there as we carry on with our daily lives. Amid all this ruin the city is bathed in full spring glory and in time the empty spaces will be filled with new buildings. Like the phoenix the city will rise again.

  2. CAG says:

    The miners’ rescue was indeed a miracle and something to be thankful for. I, along with half a million others am also thankful – thankful that each time I go down streets past piles of rubble, buildings red carded (condemned), or have to take a detour that not a single life was lost in the devastating earthquake on 4th September that levelled buildings, tore homes in half and opened up the ground. We are truly thankful that today everyone is housed, that neighbours and friends are quick to lend a helping hand where needed. Possessions have been lost but not a single life – that is truly a miracle. As the aftershocks continue normality is there as we carry on with our daily lives. Amid all this ruin the city is bathed in full spring glory and in time the empty spaces will be filled with new buildings. Like the phoenix the city will rise again. We have much to be thankful for.

  3. Rosalind says:

    We often forget the things we have to be thankful for & it is so sad that it takes a tragedy to remind us. We often forget that good so often comes out of a tragedy.

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