Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Gobble, gobble, gobble...
Sometimes it feels like there might not be a lot to be thankful for.
Maybe you lost your job or there is illness in your family.
Maybe someone close to you passed away.
Maybe you live in Puerto Rico and are still waiting for water and power.
Or your child is one of the 9 million children covered by CHIP and congress just let it expire so now your child is without health care.
Or you lost your home to flooding or wild fires.
Maybe you came here from Haiti after the earthquake and are now facing having to leave and go...where?
Sometimes we feel lost and over whelmed by life in general.
We look for answers and solutions and if we are lucky we find them.
Thursday is Thanksgiving, it's the one day a year that most of us reflect on what we are thankful for.
Some years are more difficult than others and it takes a bit of soul searching to find those answers.
Sometimes we look too hard and miss what is right in front of us....
That's when maybe we should think about others...the people who can't pay their bills, don't have enough food.
People who have to find shelter each and every night.
Mothers who cradle critically ill children in their arms.
I think of the parents of the children of Sandy Hook.
The families of those killed in Las Vegas.
The families of those in the military, who risk their lives on foreign shores while we eat our Thanksgiving dinners.
That's when perspective kicks in.
Most of us have so much to be thankful for that we don't even notice most of it.
Most of us complain about small, insignificant things while there are people out there who are facing impossible odds each and every day.
Maybe this year we could all try a little bit harder not to lose sight of the blessings we have right under our noses.
Instead let's look outward to others who might need a hand up or even just a smile and warm hello.
Let's do unto others...
and most importantly let's not stop on November 23rd.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Noodle and crew