Just plain thankful

This week I am thankful that:

  • the elder of my two younger brothers turned 23! Of course, instead of spending his birthday with his family, we had to bring in the cake, take pictures and serve it in about 15 minutes flat, while his friends waited in the driveway to take him out for a night on the town. It was quite the whirlwind event but this is how it is now.
  • my great aunt is trying to be a matchmaker for me. Sure, there haven’t been any successes yet but the fact that she cares enough to try is very touching and I’m blessed by that.
  • my needs are met. I have not had to worry about where the money to pay my bills will come from, while some in the community don’t know where their next meal will come from. Every weekday I’m reminded to be thankful that I woke up in a warm bed, had warm water for my shower and could choose what to eat for breakfast when I pass a homeless man asleep outside on a street corner right beside my workplace.
  • Writefreak came to my rescue. Earlier this week, I had a mini-meltdown at work (though the cause of the meltdown was not related to work). Even though I haven’t met her yet, I was able to unburden to her, tell her exactly how I felt and she not only she gave me some words of encouragement, she searched for a bible scripture that she thought would speak to my particular situation and she forced me to copy it down and refer to it when I feel this way again. And she put me in her prayers. I really appreciated that.
  • I got to speak with Funke this week! There’s something incredibly lovable about her and she’s lucky she’s all the way in Nigeria or I’d be bothering her constantly.

Now I have a question for you: will you be getting the H1N1 vaccine (I have a poll on the right hand side of this page if you want to answer there)? Have they been making a big deal of it where you live? I’m still not sure yet, but I’m leaning toward getting it. I’m thankful that getting the vaccine is an option for me!

12 thoughts on “Just plain thankful

  1. As usual, your posts have a way of reminding me of the most simple things I should be thankful for. Your brothers are really growing. How do you feel about it?

    You went to the right person when you were having the mini-meltdown. Writefreak is indeed an inspiration, a model, and someone who always has an encouraging word to say.

  2. awww…ur aunt is so sweet…

    happy birthday to ur brother…and thank God for all the other things that we very often take for granted…

    I'm glad u had someone to turn to in ur time of need, who not only spoke 2 u, but also gave u a word to minister to the situation, and included u in her prayers…bless u Writefreak…

  3. I am thankful that you have so much to be thankful for! And great friends to come to your rescue is one of the greatest blessings of all. I think I am going to take my vaccine and I'm forcing my hubby to do it too. It's been a big deal where i live. Recently a 9 yr old, a guy in his twenties and a woman in her 30s just died here :-|. Better safe than sorry! Bless you.

  4. I love all the points you made especially the first and the third. All the things we take for granted warm bed, warm bath, breakfast etc

    Thank you GNG for reminding me to be thankful for the most trivial things as well.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. Yay! Kudos to Writefreak and Funke for making your week!

    I think your great-Aunt's a sweet heart! lol! (Well as long as her match making efforts don't get on your nerves!)

  6. Belated birthday greetings to your brother, I wish him many happy returns. I hope something turns up with the matchmaking.

    I won't be taking the H1N1 shots. They're advertising it here but I've heard of some serious side effects.

  7. Wow GNG, what can i say? I'm glad i was there when you needed me? What are friends for really? It was the smallest i could do…

    and Rita…how dare you say such things about me? :-)…gosh i am so blushing!

  8. duchess of mine huh? i already read it but for the life of me, i can't remember the story right now. oh well, such is life. H1N1 vaccine ke? didn't you hear about the girl who took it and started walking backwards? i'm dead serious. it was in the papers last week.

  9. thank God for writefreak

    I'm soo scared of that H1N1 after watching that scary video on youtube but i have to take cos I have asthma!

    oh well

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