Month of Gratitude: Day 30

Some believe too much is said about gratitude in the month of November. For me, there’s always more that can be written. As we enter December, with the heavy focus on holiday shopping and occasional greed, it never hurts to step back and reflect.

I was reminded of that in the dark of the early morning yesterday as I walked to work. A shivering female beggar asked me for spare change.

And later, another did the same.

But this time, it was a hollow eyed man. His face wore a sad expression.

The man was carrying a simple sign with the message, “Laid off. Need money for diapers.”

His scribbled writing put my holidays into perspective.

Count your blessings.

I can’t ever do that too often.

2 thoughts on “Month of Gratitude: Day 30

  1. Your beautiful pictures inspire me. I so admire your courage in view of what life has dealt you. My journey with the Alzheimer monster had ended and I’m trying to rebuild my life. My best to you this holiday season.

  2. Pingback: Thankfulness Challenge: November 30, 2013 | Merganser's Crossing

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