We who live in the United States are preparing for an annual holiday wherein we pause from our normal daily routines and celebrate a day when we acknowledge all that our Creator has done FOR us and has given TO us.
Directly below are scanned images from a recent newspaper article. The topic was… cranberries.
More specifically… canned cranberries. The cranberries came in a can…
and the can had… indented ridges!!
Someone took a poll to discover what percentage of people like (or dislike) cranberries that come in a can…
…a can with indented ridges.
Do you see them? Do you see the indented ridges? (Sorry about the grainy quality of the images. They were scanned from a newspaper page.)
I’m just going to be bold and say that those who complained about the canned cranberries — in a can with indented ridges — do not have the proper perspective as regards much of the world.
What should we be thanking God for?
I’d like to start with a list of just a few of the many things that I thank God for:
- At age 77, I’m thankful just to be alive and in reasonably good health.
- I thank God for my wife Joanne!
- I am thankful that we have food in our refrigerator.
- Indeed, I’m thankful that we have a refrigerator.
- …and for the electricity that powers it
- …and for the house (and kitchen) that the refrigerator is in.
- When I was a small boy, my dad had to get up early on winter mornings, dress warmly, and carry in a heavy scuttle of coal from the shed in our back yard. I don’t have to to do that, because our house has a natural gas–fired furnace in the basement that heats the house. (Getting chilly here in Minnesota)
- When it’s time to cook food for a meal, I’m thankful that we don’t have to go out and gather a pile of sticks and build a fire to cook the food over.
- I’m thankful that we have a car…
- …that I am licensed to drive…
- …that there is money in my bank account…
- …that gasoline is available (I can remember — in the early 1970’s — waiting in long lines of cars when gasoline was in short supply. Many stations ran out of gasoline; sometimes cars would run out of gasoline and their engine would sputter and stop.)
Don’t get me started.. (Someone needs to say “too late”!)
The point is…
Let’s not get all worked up over… indented ridges… on a can of cranberries.
Ok, that’s my rant for today. What’s your take on this? Give me some feedback. Write a comment below.
Let us know what you are thankful for.