As I went to sleep last night and since we are still without electricity, I began to think of things that I was thankful for in the midst of the after effects of Hurricane Ike:
I am thankful we had a home to come back to. Many people lost everything.
I am thankful that we had a cold front that is keeping us cool at night while we are without A/C.
I am thankful for a generator that allows us some light inside the house and the ability to plug into our internet for a little while.
I am thankful for a gas water heater that allows us to take hot showers and for the gas stove where we can at least cook.
I am thankful that we have water and sewer.
I am thankful for all the people who are providing resources in our community. Market Basket and HEB are giving out free ice and water. The American Red Cross and other organizations are also helping with the relief efforts.
I am thankful for all of the Entergy personnel working long hours to restore our power.
I am thankful for all of the military, fire and police officers who are keeping us safe and helping with the needs of our communities.
I am thankful that this is only temporary. Many people in other nations do not have the privilege to live as we do in America. It is times like these that we learn to count our blessings.
God is good.