Thursday, June 19, 2008


As I look at today's news and all the flooding in the Midwest, I am thankful that I am on dry land this year. Just this time last year our part of the country was in the midst of a "rain event" that had parts of our area under water--not to the extent of the Midwest, but bad enough for those experiencing the flooding.

How quickly things change. Last year we were experiencing too much water and this year we are talking severe drought, water rationing, and excessive use of electricity. I am so thankful that we have air conditioning and that my outdoor plants are still alive. However, this is just the end of June and I don't know how much longer the plants will hold out, but--so far, so good!

I just have to remember to be thankful for what I have TODAY!


  1. Hello Pat,

    I agree. Be thankful for what we have today and enjoy it for what it is. We never know what tomorrow may bring.

  2. Yes, I was struck by that concept of being thankful for what IS. So much of my time is spent worrying about the future or regretting the past--too much energy wasted that way! Thanks for your comment, Leah.