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Old 04-05-2017, 09:27 AM
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Smile April's

These are wonderful situations to Tell our Creator how much we appreciate
the Blessings that come our way.

I have a friend who for many months has sent me a wonderful assortment of thinking of you cards as they know the many challenges I have been facing.
They seem to appear on days that I have been having a particularly hard time dealing with life. I really have no way to express how much their little friendly card makes my day.

On Days when I have to visit a Dr's office, my husband will take me to a place
that sells plants as a treat when I am feeling able to walk around and look for unique plants.

Especially during the winter my Sweetheart comes home with a plant or bunch of flowers to brighten my day, Or he will surprise me with a lovely breakfast.

I saw a comment about how to support and strengthen a marriage. It was so simple: Always remember to thank your spouse for all of the many small acts of love and appreciation they offer throughout the day. Even on days that one might feel grumpy. I have a lot of those days and I stop and thank our Creator for this wonderful selfless person that takes care of me.

A few days ago My husband took me to our state farmers market so that I could walk around and enjoy the wonderful flowers and fresh foods. My energy did not sustain me very well this day. He was paying for some starter plants to brighten the yard and putting them in our car. I found my efforts to stand lacking and was blessed that a gentleman came over and offered me a hand up. He was tall and slender with white hair and a well trimmed beard, with a blue denim hat perched on his head in a friendly way. We both went on our way, but I asked my husband to find the gentleman and thank him for going out of his way to help" a lady in distress".

Being thankful is like making deposits in The Creator's bank for future times when we find ourselves in need of a little support.

Yesterday I had a Doctors apt. We arrived very early as the area was right in the middle of the arson fire started under a major interstate overpass that will take months to repair and is making the AM and PM commute in Atlanta a very big issue. It Even effects Departures from The airport or people from out of state who must pass through the damaged area,even people who have homes
that are blocked by debris. I had to really do a little work to be thankful for this issue. the 3 perpetrators were homeless and had been sleeping under the overpass where road repair materials were staged for projects on the interstate. The person who actually started the fire was bored and thought it would be funny to watch fire. this was a thoughtless act, but I was able to be thankful that no people or animals were harmed. This trio will face stiff sentences for the billions of dollars and disruption to this major city. It was amazing how rapidly repair crews were able to open access to homes, businesses and a major Hospital In Atlanta. The actual section of the interstate will have to be demolished and all new parts be refitted. There were supplies that were dangerous potential high heat and destruction sources -supplies that could cause breathing issues and because of drought in the area could have spread to a larger part of Atlanta. I again found myself thanking God That the majority of living things were safe. How easy it would be for foreign terrorists to plan such a destructive event to harm the infidels living here in Atlanta.

Thank each of the members of TB for the time you share with others and their
birds to help us all remain at our best each day. Blessings. Jo Ann
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