Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.
December 20th - thankful Sunday
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.
Yes, it’s that time of week once more for me to reflect on and share my many blessings. This week brought a little sad news to our family, DSIL’s mom was diagnosed with Covoid 19, she was hospitalized, but shortly was home again, but now is back in the hospital. I’m thankful for our doctors and nurses caring for her. No one can visit her at this time and that makes it very hard but thankfully, she is in the best place for her right now. The rest of the family has stayed healthy and safe. They hadn’t been to see her since Thanksgiving so were not exposed to the virus. None of us were.
Even though bad things happen there is still a lot of good to be found. The grandkids are now on Christmas break as well as some of my family that are teachers. I know DD saiid she is thankful that she made it to Christmas break and is thankful for two weeks of rest now. It was a trying time at her school, but thankfully she made it through it.
We are all very thankful that the vaccine is here and will be taking it as soon as we can. It’s not available for the general public yet, but doctors and nurses and people in nursing homes are receiving it. What a blessing.
I’m also very thankful for all the technology that keeps us in touch, streaming classrooms and church services is a blessing for sure. I’m very dependant on the internet for my daily interaction and without it, it would be a lot harder to stay at home, than it is. I even got to see two of the grand babes Christmas concert as it was streamed live for us to see.
I am also thankful that even though we had more snow, it was only a light dusting, not a heavy snow. The roads are clear and will make it easier to travel if we have some place to go.
Peace on earth will come to stay, When we live Christmas every day.
Helen Steiner Rice.