Monday, October 29, 2007

Whine Festival

What is it about this time of year that sees so many people whining? Fatigue from too many car trips with the children to their sports, their music, their you-name-it?

Is it the prospect of the upcoming holidays while the fall festivals are still in full throttle?

There was a time when a hectic schedule meant the baby kept us up at night and we were facing a wonky washing machine or a calamitous car. Yet we were grateful for the food on the table, the freedom to pray thanks for our food, and for a warm home. The only whining to be heard came from a 3 year old or a 6 year old begging for a toy or disputing with a sibling. It was an era in which nothing short of a tragic loss would elicit the kinds of sounds that we hear all too readily in casual conversation today.

Let us remember to give thanks long before the commercialized national holiday: thanks for
Freedom to worship
Freedom to vote
Freedom of speech
and oh so very many more.

That's me away.

2 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Sometimes I think people put way to much on themselves and their children with all the activities. I think you need to have limits on it.

deb said...

I think that we don't know how lucky we are in America today.


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