The dictionary defines grateful as being appreciative of benefits received. Yes, I am grateful. Grateful for the roof over my head, the food that I eat, my job, and family and friends. That last is what has prompted this post. CarGuy learned that a sibling was living out of a pickup camper in a Walmart parking lot. That sib is now staying with us until enough money has been saved from the sib's part time job to get back on her/his feet. Can you just imagine trying to not only obtain a job but keep it when one does not have the basic needs and facilities met? After the first night here, the sib said that was the first decent night of sleep s/he had in months. "A bed. A REAL bed" we were told the next morning.
I will be especially grateful for what I have this holiday season.