Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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November 20, 2013

Thankful for safety through weekend storms

It was good to wake up this morning after a day of threatening weather. I am so thankful that the only inconvenience we had was about five hours of being in the dark after the storms had basically passed over us.

Thank you to the Decatur County REMC for getting us back on so quickly.

My heart does out to those who lost their homes and businesses. We don’t usually hear of this kind of weather at this time of year. The TV stations did a good job of keeping us aware of what was going on all around us. We will indeed have something for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving season.

I had a wonderful little vacation a week ago when I went to South Carolina to see my grandson graduate from Basic Training in the National Guard. It was certainly an impressive ceremony and the young men and women look so neat in their uniforms. They are ready for the challenges that are before them. The military have a way of making them into persons that will be there for us whenever the emergencies arise.

This is the time when we all get very busy as the holidays are right around the corner. This reading was in our church’s bulletin Sunday and I think it tells us what Thanksgiving is all about.

It’s easy to be thankful with a bountiful table spread,

But could I offer sincere thanks for just a crust of bread?

It’s easy to be thankful when I’m feeling well and strong, but what about the pain-wracked hours when time seems oh, so long?

It’s no effort to be thankful when the sun shines all the day,

But how about the other times when skies are gloomy gray?

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