When I left for work Tuesday morning, it was -6 degrees with a windchill of -35. It was C-O-L-D! I was not.
Today, I am thankful for the warm comforts I enjoy.
The heat in my home came up as scheduled. The shower steamed with hot water. Fresh brewed coffee was ready for me, thanks to my husband. When it was time to leave for the office, I had a warm coat, gloves and a scarf to wear. My car, garaged overnight, started up right away. The heated seats kept me toasty on my short drive to work. My office is warm, with sunshine streaming through numerous windows.
I can’t imagine being homeless at all, but especially not in the winter. And, especially not when it’s -6 degrees with a windchill of -35. Or, having young children or caring for an elderly person in a home with no heat. Or, living in the local apartment complex in which the sprinklers malfunctioned and icy cold water poured down on sleeping residents.
The average person living an average life has a lot to be thankful for, if only we stop to think about it.
PS: Consider helping those who are helping the cold and needy, donate to your local American Red Cross.