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Join me in counting our blessings

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

By: Brenda Harrison

As we approach Thanksgiving Day this coming Thursday and all the busyness that day brings, take a few minutes to slow down and reflect on the many blessings our Creator has given us.

I tend to take so many things for granted, so when I start counting my blessings I am overwhelmed.

Here are just a few:

Family and friends. Those are the people who love me most and show it in so faithfully by their generosity and kindnesses. Although not wealthy in material possessions, I am so very rich when I consider my family and my friends.

My city, state and country. Florence is such a wonderful place to live, not so much because of the amenities, but because of the wonderful generous people who live here and do so much to look after our own. I am thinking of groups and volunteers who work with Cooks For Christ, Manna House, House of Hope, Lighthouse Ministries, Mercy Medicine, Help4Kids, SNAC, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee, Naomi Project, The School Foundation, Harvest Hope Food Bank, which are only just a few of the many wonderful organizations.

I am also privileged to live in South Carolina and our United States. We are far from perfect, but surely blessed.

My job. What fun I have working for this newspaper. Every day is a learning experience as I meet and talk with so many unique and interesting people in our community. And, needless to say, my job ensures that I am able to sleep in a warm bed, have food to eat, water, clothes to wear, transportation,  and many other comforts to enjoy.

My health. I am thankful that I am able to work, to drive, and to travel when time allows. Most of all, I am blessed that I feel good!

My church. I am blessed to be able to worship wherever and with whomever I choose. And I am blessed with caring church family.

These are just a few of my many blessings. Try listing a few of your own.

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers. May God continue to bless us all!

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