Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thankful Thursday

One of our early day trips last summer was to visit The Habitat for Humanity Global Community in Americus, Georgia.

It was an eye opener to walk through the village from the lean-to and shacks to the homes that can be available through the Habitat for Humanity Program.













After walking through an area with at least 20 dwellings like those above, with the meager personal items people would own in homes such as these, we ventured into what is possible.

All the homes were still quite modest and humbling as we returned to our home with plenty of space.
Coming across these photos made me thankful again.
Thankful . . .
- that this village is there so others can be reminded of needs of others.
- for my home, my yard.
- for walls, real walls. Real doors and real windows.
- air conditioning and heating
- flooring under my bare feet
- running water
- electricity
- food. healthy food
- appliances
- even the pang of quilt for having so many possessions
- an easy life
- for TODAY!

7 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

We have so much to be grateful for. Glad you had the chance to really grasp those blessings.

Gayle said...

We do take so many things for granted. Thank you for the reminder.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

So, so much to be thankful for!!!! This is a beautiful post! Thank YOU!! ~Janine XO

The Muse said...

Our blessings are often overlooked...thank you for bringing them to light...!

FancyHorse said...

It's good to see what HfH is doing in other parts of the world.

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Jane In The Jungle said...

Wow!

Jules~ said...

It makes me sigh.....and that sigh is mixed with so many feelings.
We are blessed with so much and we still find things to complain about. (I mean we as in me in general.)
That was something I have noticed with all of Pippin's stories and pictures of Uganda. There is so little and yet they have a joy and sincerity that I have to think about looking for in myself.
Thank you for the reminder.
Blessings to you today.