It's been a frigid week across the U.S., and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have suffered with no power, heat, or water in these dangerous conditions.
For the majority of us, however, it's been mostly an inconvenience. A cold, sometimes miserable inconvenience, but not life threatening. How is it where you are? Are you able to find thankfuls in a week such as this?
I'm thankful for the utility workers who climbed up poles no matter what the weather to repair lines.
I'm thankful for the public works departments who plowed, salted, sanded, cindered, and whatever else they had to do to get roads cleared as best they could.
I'm thankful for the many businesses and organizations who opened their doors to those who needed to seek shelter from the cold.
I'm thankful for the first responders who were there no matter the conditions.
I'm thankful for all the medical personnel who made it to their shifts and for the ones who worked extra to cover for those who could not get there.
I'm thankful for all the schools that closed for the safety of our children.
I'm thankful for the companies and bosses who were understanding about parents who had no other choice than to stay home from work to be with their children.
I'm thankful for plumbers who come out in such horrid weather to repair frozen pipes (and worse).
I'm thankful for grocery stores that anticipated this weather event and got the shelves stocked beforehand.
I'm thankful for the sunshine that will begin to melt the snow and ice and bring us a little warmth along with it.
Please join us at the Ten Things of Thankful this week! Link up your post, and please, read the other posts on the link and comment on them. It makes us all warm inside when you do, and we need all the warmth we can get right now!
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