Thursday, April 25, 2013

Strong and Able

Everytime you think you got it bad

You can find someone who's got it worse
All the things you take for granted now
They started out as blessings first
If you got someone who loves you
And a steady job that puts food on the table
If you're strong and able 
Man , be grateful

I haven’t felt particularly strong lately…

                   …or able…

                                    … for that matter, I have NOT felt especially grateful…

The Boss and I have both been moving kinda slow due to our “age-related” injuries…and that’s getting more than a little tiresome and frustrating.  There are dietary changes we need to make, too…and that’s hard…and requires that I give a good deal of thought to food preparation and procurement.  Then, there’s the weird Spring that’s put us behind in almost all our outdoor endeavors and it feels like we need to push or hurry or fret over something.

But, Saturday we saw an old friend.  He and his wife only had to say, “…the cancer’s back…”

That changed everything.

These dear folks have been fighting the battle of their lives for the past four years and thought they were victorious.  Not so! Rigorous tests were ordered and the outcome is fairly uncertain. His only prayer request was for strength.  

I’ve been thinking about that all week. The song that got me started with the whole “thankful-Thursday” thing kept running through my mind.  Did you read this?

So, today, I am thankful for the strength and ability to do all the things we are able to do.  I will try not to bother myself (and the Boss) over the things that don’t get done…’cause it’s not like they’re going anywhere.


 …and I will say another prayer for my friends.

                        ...and I'm gonna ask you to do the same.


  1. Your heart comes through in this post. Thanks for reminding us of what's important and of how thankful we should be. I'll pray for your friend to have strength and I'll pray for you as well.

    1. Thank you, Kelly! That means a lot. You are such a kind and encouraging person.