Thanksgiving, a day to be thankful, but do we crawl just out of bed on this day off from work or play and snuggle up watching the parades or football games? Sounds good, right? We may not have any control over what is happening a world away, a world filled with hate, killing, bombs, and consistent terror. While they are ruled over by those who constantly find reasons to kill each other over a border, let’s think about those like you and I, and there are lots of them. Mothers and fathers, grandparents, children and grandchildren who will not wake up to parades or football games, or even a big dinner like we will enjoy come two o’clock. They will not wake up to a magnificent sunrise where they can freely worship their creator or go to school or work or maybe outside for a touch football game or a pleasant walk through the woods.
We don’t have to go that far to realize how fortunate we are. We only have to go as far as our northeastern shore where people are having the homes they once enjoyed making memories with their families, pushed into a major trash pile. The good thing about tragedies like that in our country is that it brings people together and we once again realize how much we care about each other and are willing to help.
What can we do about any of it? Only prayer and perhaps in our immediate world, we can treat our neighbors with a little more love and respect, and love with all of our hearts, those with whom we will share this Thanksgiving. Having expressed my feelings this morning, have a super Happy Thanksgiving. God Bless until next week.
Winter in the Wilderness, the first e-book novel published by Minshall, and her fourth edition of RVing Alaska and Canada are available through Amazon.com.
At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”