Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I woke up early and had some quiet time…a cup of coffee…a little maintenance work on my book business… And it was still early. Not even 8 o’clock! My favourite kind of day stretched ahead of me – yummy smelling candles, a fire in the fireplace, the first Christmas music…spending time in the kitchen making rolls and pumpkin pies and key lime pie.
Which should I do first? I surveyed my domain…and then it hit me! I used up the last of my sugar yesterday.
I wandered over to the window and looked out into the bleak, foggy morning. It was a perfect day to be snug and warm in the house, baking and listening to music. I did not want to go to the grocery store!
But Thanksgiving is coming; I had no choice.
Then it struck me. Thanksgiving! A time to give thanks! I was wearing a warm jacket as I left my cute, cozy house. I was climbing into my nice clean car, that always starts. (In my life I have owned cars that did not always start.)
I would drive a few blocks to the grocery store, and it would be no effort to pull out $3 and buy a bag of sugar.
Not everyone in the world is so blessed.
Not everyone in my town is so blessed.
Thank you Lord.