I may sound like a broken record but again I have so much to be happy for. And I don’t care if I sound like a broken record. I am thankful. Please join Sonia and the rest of us over at Truth for the Journey and tell us why you are thankful.
I am thankful that I am happy and positive. It is a choice you know. Last night I heard about a great group of people called the Secret Society of Happy People. It is a group of people who express their happiness in an effort to discourage parade rainers. Parade rainers are people who always look at the dark side of everything and go out of their way to try to bring everyone around down to their level. Let’s fight back happy people. I am planning on joining this society.
Along those same lines, I am thankful that I am slow to anger. Now my family may not agree that I am slow to anger but I really am. Have you noticed all the anger in the world these days? The shouting in the Town Hall meetings, the violence on the streets and the road rage in traffic are all signs of unhappy people.
Last night on my way home from spin class, I got into some heavy traffic. Most people were going with the flow but this one hot head was intent on going faster. Both lanes were traveling at the same speed which just happened to be at the speed limit. This one guy wanted to go faster. It was obvious he was in a hurry and didn’t have time to obey the law. With no place else to go, he managed to squeeze his truck in behind me. There was literally less than two feet between my rear bumper and his front bumper. The look on his face was scary. He looked like he was about to kill someone.
We turned the next corner and he passed me and some other people on the right in a turn lane and then got back into traffic a few cars ahead of me. Then without putting on his blinker he got in the left lane and took an immediate left almost on two wheels. Now get this, he was turning into Wally World. I can’t imagine what he needed so bad from that place that he would endanger the lives of so many people. Perhaps he was out of cheese whiz.
I was very tense after that little incident and I needed some relief. As I got to the bridge to Wadmalaw Island I saw the most beautiful sunset over the water. This was just what I needed to remind me to be thankful for everything. Despite all the anger and violence in the world, God is still in control and I am thankful for that.
Again I want to say I am thankful for my family who got all that firewood cut, split and stacked. We will be warm this winter no matter what the weather does. And the fact that all that firewood was free makes it even better. I also get free water which is another bonus.
I am thankful that I have a steady job and pretty good Health care. I feel bad for everyone who is out of work and in need of health care insurance. I do have one question though concerning insurance in general. Who invented Copay and Deductable? Does anyone know where this originated? It seems crazy to me that you would get insurance and the first thing the insurance companies tell you when you try to use it is how much more you have to pay. I’m just asking.
Have a great day and please join us for Thankful Thursday,