Thankful

This morning I heard about a family that was killed in a car accident and couldn’t believe that so many people could be gone in an instant all because of one person’s stupid decision.  I forgot about it, however, until I was driving home from shopping just a little while ago and heard a song on the radio that really made me stop and count my blessings.  I am not poor and pitiful; I am unbelievably, undeservedly blessed.  I have no right to be in a bad mood just because.  My family is healthy and near me.  I have a wonderful husband who loves me and who loves the Lord.  I have fantastic friends who are the epitome of Proverbs 17:17.  I have a roof over my head and food in the pantry.  I have running water and electricity.  I have so much!!!

Now all that I can think about is the wife and mother who lost her entire family in the blink of an eye, as well as the wife of Officer Kocab who lost her baby the same month she lost her husband.

There is so much pain and suffering in this world and I need to be more diligent about looking for the blessings… because there are many.

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