Friday, November 23, 2012

A lot be thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am a little late, but I was exhausted last evening. It is my own fault for putting my hobbies last. By the time everyone had eaten and the kitchen was cleaned up I was left with no energy. This is something we diabetics have to deal with. Sudden tiredness. I cannot complain though because I get sudden bursts of energy as well and I get a lot done. I am hoping that all my blogger friends are taking care of their health in these busy holiday times.

Hurricane Sandy brought a lot of devastation in New York. I saw my first gas station argument on Wednesday. It was a little frightening. I was afraid that this Thanksgiving there will be a lot of bitterness. However last night I saw in the news that a lot of people were showing friendship and generosity by making an extra meal for someone who lost everything in their home but were still spending Thanksgiving in their own home. Someone had organised a plan to find people who would cook a free Thanksgiving meal and then gave them addresses of people who were not able to cook in their own homes. This way people got a surprise visitor who brought a whole meal with them (tablecloth, plates, napkins and plastic ware and all).  There were a lot of people connecting with people and strangers showing strangers that they were not alone in this disaster. what more can we ask for. I think that God is Great  and still there is hope for humanity. That is plenty to be thankful for.

I am Thankful for good health of my family, my friends, my blogger friends my neighbors and people that I work with. I hope that by next Thanksgiving a lot of destruction (here in New York and the rest of the world) will be taken care of and that there will be no more destruction and devastation. Amen.

15 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir - it's good to hear about the support that is around ... and I'm so pleased that Thanksgiving dinners and I hope Christmas dinners will be available too ... perhaps many friendships will be made.

Glad you had a good time though ... cooking any special meal for family and friends is exhausting ...

There is plenty to be thankful for .. that is for sure ... we have floods here in various parts of England ... and some people have been flooded three times in the space of a few weeks ... dreadful. I'm extremely grateful I'm well away from it ..

All the best - Hilary

fishducky said...

Sharing/donating Thanksgiving dinner is a wonderful idea!!

Shelly said...

A wonderful post, my friend! I am also very thankful to have you as a blogging friend. I am so glad you had a good Thanksgiving with your family. Now, rest up!

Granny Annie said...

I too say "Amen".

Ruth said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Munir.
Take care of you!

Step-parent's Cove said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I was also consumed with making dinner and entertaining that I did not post anything. But I am happy to read you had a wonderful day; and I a grateful you are a blog friend. Have a great one!

yaya said...

I'll say another "Amen to that!"..and I wish it didn't always take the worst of times to bring out the best of our time..Happy Thanksgiving Munir!

Lisa said...

Hello Munir, indeed there's so much to be thankful for, and so much more to pray for. I am grateful for both, for what I already have and for the opportunity to pray. I hope you are well Munir. I am fine, alhamdulillah, Lisa (oceangirl).

Kelly Louise said...

Beautiful. What better way to spend a holiday than taking care of your neighbors. Have a wonderful day.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I am thankful to have gotten to know you through your blog. I wish you a great holiday and a restful season. May all the things you wish for come true.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Munir,
YES, we have lots to be thankful for! Glad you found the Brain Food useful in my previous post. That's a good reason for sharing it with others, after it helped me. Most of the things I already ate and love to eat as well. So this only underlines it. Like you, I am diabetes type 2 and always have to be watchful. So far so good; managing without medication. Hugs to you,
Mariette

Hindustanka said...

Sending best wishes and warmth your side. You have to be strong, no matter what. Thanks to all those who supported each other... I know that you saw my weekend and yes, it was so much carefree...in comparison with yours.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Stay safe and take care of yourself! Anna

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Dear Munir, Thank you for introducing yourself to me via the blogs. I have enjoyed reading your posts and getting a glimpse at life from your eyes. Happy holidays to you. My your attitude of gratitude bring you and your family many blessings.
Rosemary

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a great Thanksgiving story to share in wake of that horrible Sandy Storm destruction there in your area-
May God Bless you and your Family this holiday season,
Thankyou for your recent visit to ESR. I'll keep reading here-

Nikki said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment - it made me very thankful that even when I've been away for a bit, people still care about me and my blog, it was very touching :)

I hope you are safe and well, many wishes for you!

my name has changed from inspire nordic to the little nordic cabin, just so you know where to find me :)