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Stop and give thanks

Stop and give thanks
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thanksgiving turkeyNext week is Thanksgiving. But like a lot of people, my family and I are having a get together this weekend and next week. This week we are having my wifes kids (my step kids) and their families over for a celebration. Next week on Thanksgiving, my wife and I are going to the house of my brother and my parents.

While talking to my daughter this morning, I stopped to think about how often people give thanks.

My family has been very blessed this past year:

Everyone in my family has a job
Everyone is well, and nobody is in the hospital
Everyone got to keep their home
Everyone has food to eat
Everyone has a little expendable income

Saturday evening my son got an 8 point whitetail deer that weighed in at 156 pounds. That deer will provide my family with enough sausage for about 4 – 6 months. If we can get a doe, we will have enough hamburger and sausage to last almost a year. I consider my family blessed that we have food in the pantry and a freezer full of meat.

On Thanksgiving, my wife and I are going to my mom and dads house and to my brothers house. Both of which had to rebuild after Hurricane Ike. My brothers house got something like 4 – 5 feet of water in it and my parents house got 9 feet of water. My parents house was considered a total lose, and it was demolished.

This is the first Thanksgiving my brother or my mom and dad have had in their house since the rebuild after Hurricane Ike.

I consider my brother and my mom and dad blessed that they were able to rebuild and move forward with their lives. A lot of people have not been so lucky. I know some people that have not been able to rebuild over 2 years later. Either they lacked insurance, or the resources to rebuild, or they were cheated out of their money by con-men.

So while we grumble about all the bad stuff, lets stop just for a minute and give thanks for all of the good stuff we have in our lives.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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