I am so thankful today. Perhaps it’s because I did not have to work a full shift and arrived home early. The weather is so hot and the air-conditioning at work was not working properly. Therefore, I am thankful that my boss was so kind and said that we could leave work early. What a great way to begin the weekend!
As I think back, I have a lot to be thankful for each day. Especially the small things that happen to me. When I recognize the small things, I believe I make room for greater things to happen in my life. Being thankful each day is a practice I intend to continue regularly. It will lead to better circumstances along the pathway of life.
It was great to take a break from a hectic day to have some fun. My husband and I traveled several miles across town to enjoy ourselves. We went to a fantastic recreational center with my Social Services group from church in our local city. Our group members chose bowling for the quarterly fellowship. We had food, fun and entertainment during our time together.
The conversation was great. We cheered those who made strikes and those who came close to doing so. Some experienced bowlers did great at scoring well in bowling. One lady member offered to coach anyone who had trouble aiming their ball toward the bowling pins. She did very well in making a great score. We took pictures with our cell phones. The atmosphere was relaxing and much cooler than the heated outdoors. It was a great afternoon of enjoyment.
After a while of bowling, gift cards for the quarterly birthdays were passed out to some members. It was great to see them smile upon receiving their gifts. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and will look forward to the next outing. There’s nothing like great fun and fellowship on a Saturday afternoon.
© Shirley A. Brittenum
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Delayed Contact.”
If I met my brother for the first time this year, I know I would be happy to be acquainted with him. He is my youngest brother and he is very special to me. During November of 2013, he and my sister-in-law moved to our city. It is his hometown, however he has been away from here for many years. I am proud of his serving 20 years in the armed forces before retiring at a young age. I tried to discourage him from moving by letting him know that it is not so great living here. Besides, my family and I wanted to be able to visit them sometime later. However, he wanted to be near family members who live here.
I would be happy to meet my brother now, because he is so thoughtful, giving, and a gentleman. He is always willing to help my family and me, if we need transportation for my daughter after she gets off work. Last year, he and my sister-in-law traveled across town in the rain to pick me up after church. Then, we went to a neighboring town to eat at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store ®.
Also, my brother and sister-in-law were so helpful to me last fall when my daughter started a new job in their area of town. I was able to spend the evenings with them until she got off work. This suggestion saved me travel time and gas. I am so grateful for their help. Before they moved here, they were so supportive when there were weddings, funerals and my college graduation. They are still as supportive now that they have moved here.
My brother and sister-in-law are a blessing to my family and me. I appreciate all that they do. Sometimes, we get a chance to go out for lunch or dinner and enjoy each other’s company. Their presence is a great refreshment to our lives. Truthfully, I am thankful that my brother and sister-in-law came to live in our city where we can spend quality time together.