18 November 2009

Being Grateful



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.

11 comments:

  1. Wow, you are right, it would be awful to try to keep a job when you are trying to meet your basic needs. It is very sweet of you to offer your home to him / her.

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  2. It sure is nice to have family to count on....will keep sib in my prayers. I, too, have much to be thankful for. :)

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  3. Well, bless you and family! Hope that they are soon back to normal. I know how it goes, I've been helping a realtive who was out of work, too. Happily, they have just started working at a good job!

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  4. Good for you to open your home to someone in need, and thanks for the reminder of real reasons to be thankful. Have a great day!

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  5. It is difficult to see how bad it is nowadays for so many. I constantly tell myself "If you are not abjectly, blitheringly grateful about your financial blessings, you are a complete idiot". I am embarrassed sometimes that we were able to retire early when so many have it so hard. Bless you for taking in family and helping when you can.

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  6. There but for the grace go I. It's clear that you have a helping and caring heart!

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  7. Prayers for your dear family member. It's hard times right now.

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  8. Thanks for reminding us what we all have to be really grateful for. Things that we just take for granted.
    Vicki

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  9. Thank you for reminding us what family is meant to be.

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  10. Thanks for the reminder....you are so right.

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  11. Hey there Paula,

    As someone who has lived in some unusual places, I think it's a wonderful thing you're doing. Not everyone could share their home with a family member. My hat is off to you.

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