It is easy to find all sorts of things to complain about. Our world has become a madhouse of biblical proportions. But today, on the day we are setting aside to count our blessings, I would like to do just that.
I am thankful for four adult children and six grandchildren along with various and assorted spouses and significant others who are all healthy and happy. Everyone who needs to be gainfully employed has a job. They all have roofs over their heads and food on their tables. God has truly blessed my family.
I am thankful for those adult children, for they are always there for me when I need them to be. I seem to need their help more now than I did when I was still able to get out and about to do for myself, but they don't ever refuse and they don't ever complain about being inconvenienced.
I am thankful for the wonderful nurses who come to my home three times a week to change the dressings on my legs and re-wrap the ace bandages for me. They are a cheerful lot and their expertise keeps me free of infection and out of the hospital.
I don't know if I have ever told you the story behind my use of oxygen, but I think now is the time to tell it. One of my nurses sat me down and explained that when a person is not getting enough oxygen, the organs in the body begin to deteriorate and shut down. With tears in her eyes, she told me that she didn't want me to die. And when my stubbornness got in the way, she went over my head and called one of my kids, explaining the situation to them. That's when two of them showed up at my door and bundled me off to the doctor's office. The efforts of that nurse and my kids are the reason I can walk the length of my apartment now without having to stop to catch my breath. They are the reason my health has improved and I am no longer sick half the time or too tired to do anything. They are the reason I am enjoying my life much more than before. For them, I thank God every day.
I am thankful for the friends I have made through this silly little blog. Even though I will never meet you all in person, you have become an important part of my life. I so enjoy reading and answering your comments and emails. Sometimes I have lots to say and sometimes, not so much, but you stick with me anyway and that means much to me.
So this is me.....wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving. May God bless each and every one of you.
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