Monday, November 19, 2007

Well, it's that time again here in the good ole U S of A. The most ironic holiday that we still celebrate in our country. A day where we celebrate the bounty of God's goodness toward us.
A day to reflect on all of our blessings; To reflect and take stock of what the word blessed really means. A day to enjoy the presence of people we love and to just 'be'.

The day before the day the stores are filled to capacity with people spending money they don't have to buy things they don't need to impress people they don't care about to fill a void they don't think they have.
Ironic don'tcha think?

As for me, I will continue to be thankful that I am more than just flesh and blood and bones. I will be thankful for the ability to be thankful to a God that is real and that resides in my very soul. I will be thankful for you--my fellow planetmate--and the possibilities of hope and joy that were designed in you by God.

It's an easy choice to make... be thankful you have a choice.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Today was one of those days...

Today I got up early and had breakfast with one of my friends. We had a nice breakfast and talked about nothing in particular.
After that I got my hair cut by another one of my friends. I talked to him and his wife, who works with him. We've been good friends for a long time so the conversation was easy and good.
On the way home I called my son and talked to him about last night's football game. Texted my daughter just to say 'hi'.
When I got home a did some laundry, cleaned my bathroom, raked some leaves, and generally putzed around while waiting for the chimney sweep to show up so I could go to Costco to fill my stomach on free samples and buy a few goodies while I was at it.
Later I went to a little wedding at my church. Took in the festivities, ate some cake, drank some punch and came home.

All in all it wasn't an exciting day, but it was a full one.
So why am I writing this? I thought you might ask. It's because today was an average Saturday in my life. Okay, so the wedding was a little out of the ordinary, but still it made me realize that I truly am a man who has been blessed. I have friends to talk to. To engage with. They're healthy, wonderful people. My kids have healthy smiles positioned in their hearts. I have a comfortable place to call my own...(With a clean chimney!) to call home. While I do believe there is room in life for lamenting...after all there's a whole book in the Bible full of such groanings, I've decided that there are days where simply is no room for it at all. Today was one of those days.