I was watching another outstanding edition of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN this week when one feature story in particular struck me. They interviewed a woman in Texas who had taken in 50, yes, that's fifty, evacuees from Louisiana into her small home. With too many people, too little food, and her own health issues, the woman worried only about one thing - wanting to do more for the people in her care. When asked about taking in so many people, she responded:
"It's a blessing. It makes you think, where would I be?"
This tragedy has opened my eyes to so much that I take for granted: having a comfortable bed to sleep in, air conditioning, the health and safety of my loved ones, the companionship of my animals, peace of mind.
What are the everyday blessings you're missing in your life right now?