04-30-2011, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Nov 2009
| | Re: Makes You Think
I have not even turned the news on in over a week, don't even know what is going on in this country. I am guilty of taking many comforts for granted, grumbling when things don't always go my way. I am not sure how, but I have never yet suffered a great human tragedy -close to home, in my life, but I know my day will come, like it does for all of us at one time or another. I fear when my husband may be taken from me or me from him, I can tear up within seconds just going there in my mind.
I only hope I will have friends & family to be there for me -when these uncertain tragedys unfold in our backyards. Nothing else will be more important in this life in such times. I have broken down just viewing some stories on the news at times, feeling the pain in the faces, hearing the screaming loss. I want to shut it off.
It DOES grab our hearts & make us want to run to our children right then , squeeze them & kiss them all over and our spouses tonight, and bless the house we live in, even it if does have a leaky roof or a flooded basement.
Yes, so Much to be thankful for .
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson