For the past couple of days, people have been lining up for the midnight sales that start tonight. One part of me says they're crazy, even greedy. They could be spending the day with family. On the other hand, maybe it's the only chance they have to give their family the things many of us take for granted. Nice dishes, a coffee maker, toys for their child's Christmas, a television set, linens, clothing. As I sit here this morning typing on this PC that I am thankful to have, sipping a hot cup of coffee from the Keurig, and listening to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the background, I realize that I am abundantly blessed. I shouldn't judge those who are willing to camp out, in the freezing cold, to get a little more of their American dream.
As I wish you Happy Thanksgiving, I'm so grateful for my family and for all we have. Many people this holiday season are without jobs, standing in food lines, wondering what the future will bring. In today's paper there is a photo of a young soldier in uniform, with his family, standing in a food line. It's wrong, so very wrong.
I'm praying for a light, and an answer, in this current economic darkness. May God bless each of you today, and fill your homes with peace and love.