I’m watching Friday night’s episode of “Hell on Wheels” shown on AMC. This is the third season so the year is 1867, it’s after the Civil War and documenting the development of the railroad heading out West. As a lady and living in the 21st century I am thankful that I wasn’t born during those times or in that setting. Pioneer life is not the life for me. The determination of these folks amidst the dangers, the difficulties and uncertainty of daily life is admirable and humbling. I am very interested in the character development of the women, the roles are very well written, there isn’t anyone who is one-dimensional or a caricature, we see the presence of prostitutes, pastors wives living side by side and when the struggles of daily existence get to be overwhelming, how the two come together discreetly to work it out. The gradual recognition that not everything is black and white and that judgement should not be handed down so easily as candy, comes through in most episodes. I am thankful for my 21st century life with plumbing and fresh water. That has been an ongoing thread of my blogging, the importance that I place on good plumbing, I might be able to handle anything else during those pioneer days except for outhouses and foul water.
The internet is full of rants. Help tip the balance: today, simply be thankful for something (or someone).
There are so many things that I am thankful for, I am thankful to have my two babies, just thinking of those two puts an instant smile on my face. Having those two has filled my heart and my soul in ways that before having a baby I could have never understood. My hubby understands how that feels, his heart and soul were filled beyond words the day our two babies were born.
Our marriage is something else to be thankful for, we are destined for old age together and what a gift that is to each other and for each other.
And we can't forget Jack, our little canine baby, we are so thankful for him every single day. The day he entered our lives, was the day he entered our hearts and we are very lucky.
Finally how can we forget the rest of our family and our friends? Life can be difficult at times but when you have a strong foundation of loving family and friends, it makes the bumps on the road so much more bearable.
I think that taking the time writing down the positive things in our lives helps us to deal with the stresses and the conflicts that tend to take up all the space in our minds.
Hooray for the beautiful things in our lives.