I hope everyone enjoys a nice Thanksgiving with family or friends. Even if you spend Thanksgiving alone this year, I hope it is good one. I will be spending mine alone this year as well, but I still feel blessed and have a lot to be thankful for, my health, a warm place to live, clothes to wear, food on my table, family and friends, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a testimony of His divinity, knowing that He loves everyone of us regardless of our situations, knowing we are never really alone because He is there, and knowing that all He wants is for us to repent as often as we need and to not give up trying to get it right and to follow him. Please keep those in your prayers who do not have a place to live and less than the basics this winter. I challenge you to make a list of those things you have that you are thankful for and and try to add one more thing each day that you have thought of for the next 5 days and see if you can see more than you thought you had. You might also, if you have the means, make a small donation of money or clothing items to your local homeless shelter, or donate time to a local soup kitchen to help feed those who have less than you for whatever reason. Gratitude is always an uplift, especially in hard times.
Hope everyone is having a Happy Thanksgiving Day. My thoughts and prayers are going out to those who suffered devastating losses in the California fires :(, and all those who had no family to celebrate with. My heart is breaking for them.
I may not have much according to the world, but I have enough. I have my faith, my family, a warm place to live, food on my table and clothes on my back. I even have some things that I wanted, a spinning wheel (that was given to me – could not afford to buy one), my knitting needles, some yarn to knit and fiber to spin, a computer (a gift from my dad). I have an older car that allows me to get around in town and a working sewing machine I’ve had for about 20 years, that allows me to do some sewing (repairs and gifts). I can not complain because there are others who have less. I’m grateful for the things the Lord has provided for me. I wasn’t always grateful because I saw the things others had, but as I saw the lack and needs of others who had less than I did, I began thanking our Father in Heaven for those things I had neglected to recognize as blessings in my life. It has given me a sense of peace and comfort to see and recognize all the Lord has blessed me with. I hope you find things to be grateful for too even tho there is so much strife and drama in the world, there are things in our lives that are blessings and tender mercies. Sharing what we have is a blessing to others, not only lifting them but us as well. I hope we can all find ways to bless others’ lives.
I had my regular check up yesterday and everything was looking excellent. Started feeling dizzy as I got ready to leave her exam room. Told the Dr’s nurse that I felt flushed & dizzy and didn’t feel well (how in the world can that be, bp was normal, blood sugar was great, heart sounded good, all in all a great check up.) I told her nurse I thought I should go to the rest room and got up to head that way, oops very dizzy now, tried to catch myself, and, lol, that didn’t go well. Fell into the door jam on my left side, crashed down to my knees, threw my left hand out to keep from hitting my head as I went down, oh yeah, ouchie. They made me stay on the floor, rechecked my blood sugar, normal, redid my blood pressure, and couldn’t get a reading, I laughed and said “I must have some, I’m still here” :P, they laughed, levity always makes things better. Told the nurse as she redid the blood pressure cuff, “see the lengths I go to to get some attention?” she laughed but I could tell she still wasn’t getting a reading. They got a forearm cuff and finally got a reading, yes my bp had plummeted to 80/40. Wisk, I was in an ambulance going to the hospital emergency room. My bp started improving on the way in the ambulance (probably the good looking paramedic :P.) The emergency room Dr did an x-ray of my hand, looked at the now huge bruise and bump on my upper left arm, more blood work, and a heart monitor. Arm is good just bruised pretty good, heart fine, knees skinned, blood work fine, but hand broken. I have a cast splint on it, but go to the hand Dr tomorrow for what they said will probably be a full cast, this is to let the swelling go down before they put a real cast on it. So no knitting for a while, but I think once the pain is better, I can still spin. Maybe I’m allergic to the Dr’s office :P. The picture is how you take an awkward picture of your own hand :P. All kidding aside, at least that didn’t happen while driving home, and it was my left hand and not my right, the Lord had my back, blessings.
I took this picture before my Dr’s appointment. I have never seen one before, the leaves are very interesting, similar to a palm leaf but not quite. It is a vine plant of some kind, anyone know what it is?
As a typist, typing one handed is slow and not fun :P.