What are you grateful for these days?

We seem to be thinking in terms that are not too positive. Yes. There are lots of things to moan about for sure. Things have not changed much since the beginning of America. Did you know that originially the reasons Americans broke away from English was because of taxation? They fought the good fight and actually became free of England’s control.

Then guess what? The new government was millions of dollars in debt from the cost of the war, and borrowing money! So you know what was done – TAXATION of the citizens! It was just what they were trying to get away from.

Did you know when the moral advocates tried to get booze outlawed, many years ago, the folks who were making it were providing their families with food and a place to live. When the first taxation of hootch was made into law, it took GOOD American families and pushed them into moon-shining so that they could still support their families. The TAXATION turned reputable, good citizens into outlaws!

Here’s a little factoid I only learned a couple of days ago. Joseph Kennedy (yes, the father of the well-known Kennedy family (JFK, Ted, etc.) – initially made his money as a bootlegger.

We could groan about so much. It’s still the greedy who caused all of this mess. It hasn’t changed much at all. So instead of feeling upset or bad, I decided to think of all the things that I am grateful for still in my life.

1. My constant faith in God, Jesus and the power of prayer. My choice!
2. My children and grandchildren are healthy with good brains and haven’t lost their sense of humors.
3. My darling husband still loves and adores me, and has never let me down in 20+.
4. I have never had to go hungry and I have a cozy place to live.
5. My mother and father were wonderful people and left me a legacy of love.
6. My broken leg is healing.
7. I live in a country that at it’s worst is better than most in the world!
8. I know the “silent” people, those who are full of love and kindness, are in numbers we rarely hear about in the news. We always hear about negative….but but the good is still there alive and well.
9. I can have a weapon to protect my family if I chose to do so.
10. I have a car. I have a bike. I have all my body parts.
11. I have an indoor bathroom, toilet paper, paper towels, and so many more things I take for granted every day.
12. I have access to use the internet, share my thoughts – and best of all – meet so many wonderful people and read about their thoughts and lives. How cool is that!

So those are a few things I am grateful for, though there are many I haven’t written. These were just off the top of my head. Think about it. Each of us have blessings and joys we take for granted every single day!

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving. Hug everyone you can, give light and love and your world will improve too! Thanks for reading, and thanks for sharing with me!

Love via this post from me to you!

6 Responses to “What are you grateful for these days?”

  1. adelinasjourney Says:

    Very nice… Cheerful spirit. Thank you for sharing it with me.
    God bless you!

  2. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    Thanks! Appreciate your comments! 🙂

  3. Tammy Says:

    I loved this post so positive…. I want to add

    I am thankful for my faith
    family and friends especialy my husband and kids
    living in the states even in these dificult times
    having insurance
    having a running car and a beautiful roof over our heads
    being able to wake up each morning knowing that I can make my own choices in life
    and as you said there are so many more!

    Have a wonderful day

  4. Marsha J. O'Brien Says:

    So glad you liked post! I will concur on your additions to it. So many more that
    we take for granted. I am endeavoring to savor and be grateful for all those too.
    Life still can be sweet if we stay positive and loving. You have a wonderful day too!

  5. Maria Keckler Says:

    This is a great reminder of perspective. Thank you for sharing these words in such a time as this.

    Maria keckler

  6. marsha o'brien Says:

    You are welcome. I, too, need to remember that “this too shall pass” and love is still around! We all need to take a breath and smile…Have a wonderful day!

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