I am late with this week’s thankfulness blog but you will have to believe that I had a very good reason. No, I’m not engaged, and we praise God that no member of my family is sick, but between Thursday night and Friday morning, I was somewhere where it would have been impossible to blog, even if I owned a Blackberry, iPhone or other device that makes blogging on your mobile not such a chore.
But it’s all over now and I am SO THANKFUL for that! You do not even understand. I take my health for granted like most people do but I think sometimes God reminds us that we are human, and just because we haven’t accomplished x, y or z, it does not mean that we will live to do so. But anyway, enough about that. I’m thankful for my health and for our healthcare system here. What else am I thankful for?
One friend who lives in my city (who I met through this blog over a year ago) is right now in Nigeria. I’m thankful that she arrived safely and I hope she’s having a wonderful time. It’s kind of bittersweet to think that a year ago I was planning my trip to Nigeria after 15 years out of the country! Gosh there is so much from last year that I still haven’t documented that I want to. I plan to visit again in 2011 but so many times I’ve been tempted to make it next year instead. Patience is a virtue, right?
Thanksgiving was lovely! My mom and sister came over early and my mom wanted to help me set things up in the house but I tried to make her relax (my sister didn’t have to be convinced sha). We cooked the meal together, my dad and brothers arrived when the food was ready (of course) and we enjoyed a family meal. It was wonderful! They spent the evening at my place, even though the chairs aren’t so comfortable, even though the television wasn’t as big or as nice as the one at home, even though they had to use makeshift end tables to hold their desserts and drinks (or hold them in their lap). Instead my siblings told me how much they liked my place and my parents said how proud they (still) were of me. They made my night.
I’m thankful for my two feet. I don’t have a car but I have had access to car regularly enough that I forget it isn’t mine (*ahem*). So when I can’t have access to the car, the tendency to pout a bit is there until I remind myself that it’s not my car and also that I live close enough that I could walk to any kind of store I needed to get to within 30 minutes and buy what I need. For some, that isn’t a option, due to where they live or health problems. But I have no such hindrance so I’m thankful for that. So guess where I’m headed, by foot, right after I finish this post? To get some groceries!
The title of this entry was meant to refer to the fact that I’m late with the entry but it just reminded me that it’s never too late to thank someone in your life for something they have done for you, even if it’s been a while since they did that thing for you. If you still think of it and appreciate it, take the time to remind them. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t appreciate being appreciated. Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!