I’m Thankful

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Labor Day weekend is over.  I’m ready for the next one.   I could get used to long weekends.  And today…

I’m thankful

Saturday evening, we were with friends.  A good meal and then we –OK, two of us–watched bits and pieces of three different football games (the first day of football season).  It was a good evening.   We enjoyed just being with friends and catching up with one another’s lives.

We talked with both of our girls this weekend on the telephone.  Jamie in Oklahoma City, Ok.  Christine in Murfreesboro, Tn.  I was reminded again of how blessed we are to have two daughters who love us.

Yesterday morning, Charlotte and I went to Panera Bread.  Drank coffee, ate a roll, and read the newspaper with no pressure to be anywhere at anytime.  (When is the next holiday like Labor Day?)   Later, we returned home and worked around the house.

Last evening, we were with other friends and their children and grandchildren.  Again–a nice evening.  Good food.  Laughter.  Most of all, being with good people who we like and care about.

I really am thankful.  I’m thankful for moments of pleasure.  Being with my wife.  Being with friends.  Opening day of football season.  A nice meal.  A good cup of coffee.  The energy and innocence of lots of little children running around.  Working around the house.  Seeing a garage look better.  Sitting at Panera Bread, reading the newspaper. 

I take none of that for granted.  I thank God for these small but important moments in life.

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