For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As winter is fast approaching, I thought it might be a good thing to give thanks for my home. It is truly a shelter from the storms. I shudder to think about those that don’t have a warm place to live. It is and always has been my privilege to have a nice warm home in the winter. I’ve always been quite spoiled in that respect.
I do remember visiting my grandparents on the farm during the winter. There wasn’t any central heating there at all. My mom would take the blankets off the bed and warm them up by the fireplace before we’d go to bed. It was nice to snuggle under the covers on a cold night. My grand mother also had some feather comforters that kept us warm but it would be cold when you’d get out of bed.
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading about the early pioneers that came to Ohio and forged their way into a strange new land and about all they had to endure to make it through the cold winters here. Some came from places that had much warmer climates and didn’t even know just hold cold it could be here.
It does get pretty cold but thanks to central heating and some warm clothing, I’m usually pretty comfortable during the winter. I don’t have to go out much so I stay inside a lot. Gone are the days that I have to go slipping and sliding my way to work.
My thankful list - Day 18
1142. for my home that gives shelter during the storms
1143. for the storms that strengthen us
1144. for another new week
There’s no place like home..