Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Why is it that all the random thoughts in my brain ... the thoughts that would make some interesting blog fodder ... have all disappeared now that I've sat down at the computer?  <sigh>

Why is it when DH makes plans to be gone for several hours, I wish those were the days that he was home ... and the days he stays home are the days that I wish I could have some "alone" time?

Why is it when I have some free time that I could use to *finally* quilt, I find myself doing just about anything and everything other than quilting?

Why is it when I created a new background for my blog, my emoticons are no longer working?

Why is it when I think I've finally gotten a theme going, I run out of "why is it" questions?

Today I'm thankful for food.  I'm thankful that even though we're on a retirement income, we can afford to buy not only enough food to sustain us, we're able to buy food that we can enjoy.  When I'm frustrated because I can't think of what I'm hungry for or what I feel like cooking, God reminds me that I'm blessed to be faced with such "difficulties."  He reminds me that there are too many who may only have just enough to eat for the next meal ... that there are too many who may not even have any food at all!  He reminds me that while I cannot provide food for all those in need, I can play a part in providing food for those who need it.  I'm thankful for Christian organizations like Samaritan's Purse who can take what we give to use it to help feed the countless who go hungry.  I'm thankful for food banks that help fill in the gaps for those who don't have enough food to feed their families. 


  1. Loved your "why is it?" questions! I do that same thing!

  2. Hi Nanoto4,

    I loved your post this morning. It reminds us all that blog that we have moments with fleeting thoughts that we want to share, but have to think elsewhere to share and share again.
    I too love Samaritan's purse, as I was involved with the shoe box gifts for the children where the bring the boxes in for the children that wouldn't have anything. What a wonderful way to give back. I was able to help last year and what a great 'give back' way to see through the season.
    I attended at my own church last night a community mtg where they inform all citizen's of where to go for food, shelter and jobs if they're in need. I'll probably post something on my blog about it.

    Have a blessed day,
    Viola of www.alongawidowedroad.blogspot.com

  3. Hi sweet friend, I loved this post because it echoed so many emotions I have at times. We are a people very blessed. Although life on a fixed income can be challenging and down right stressful at times we do have such good food, unlike so many others.
    Thanking our Lord for you today.
    Hugs, Noreen


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