Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thankful Thursdays- 1/24/13- a warm house

Today I am thankful for a warm house, a boiler & radiators that work, and enough money to pay the gas bill each month!

 Just in case you haven't heard, we've been in the throes of an Arctic blast this week. Although Indiana CAN get down to -10 degrees F, it doesn't happen very often. In fact, it is rare that our part of the state goes below 10 degrees for more than a day or two at a time. 

Well, this week's weather must have originated inside the Artic Circle, because every day's clothing choices make me look like I'm going on an expedition to the North Pole with Robert E. Peary! It has ALMOST been too cold to snow, and what has come down is the driving, biting, icy flakes. That doesn't inspire a picture perfect postcard now does it?!

So today, I am thankful for a warm house. Of course, when the winds were blowing at 20 mph earlier this week, "warm" was a relative term. Compared to outside, the kitchen is balmy at 60 degrees, and the upstairs is fairly tropical at 70! I think most of us have a favorite season, mine is most definitely NOT Winter! The good news about the weather is, it makes a great time to snuggle under blankets and read a good book. 

If you're also in the midst of a winter storm... snow, ice, or just plain COLD, know you're not alone! God is surely watching over you just as He watches over the sparrows. So today, won't you join me in being thankful for a warm house, and your family that lives inside of it!?! Being thankful is a choice. Chose today to focus on the blessings around you.

Be blessed, stay warm!

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