Thursday, February 26, 2009


The theme at Grace alone this week is Basics.
She spoke of all the people in the world that have no heat or food.

I sure know how to be thankful for all the basics in life now.
In the last few years I have learned to be thankful we can flip a switch and have light.
And indoor plumbing. A roof over your head and food in the tummy.
I am so thankful so many good things are happening now.
I am tankful I can laugh and smile. And I love it if I can get you to join in on the happy thoughts.
I am thankful I found a good doctor yesterday.
Most of all I am thankful for my family and friends.

I am also thankful for Hershey's candy company. My friend called the other day and said she heard they were closing. I could not believe my ears. I searched the web and found it was 250 people being let go. They make peppermint patty's and fifth avenue bars. So I know candy is not a basic food. But could you imagine life with out it. And all those sad people who lost there jobs.

I never thought I would say this. But please buy candy.
Big hug to you all.


Rocks said...

Hugs to you too! and sure will buy candies later lol. seriously I hope this recession be over soon. it's not pleasant to hear people loosing jobs and companies closing down.

Blessings to you!

Denise said...

It is so sad that people are losing their jobs. Love to you sweetie.

saleslady371 said...

Peppermint Patties! You are my twin. I don't eat much candy, but can't resist them! They are low fat, right? I always feel sad when people around me lose their jobs too. Your list inspires me. Have a great day!

Gramma Ann said...

Yes, I agree, it is sad that so many people are losing their jobs. I hope things begin to look better soon.

Candy's not a Basic? Since when?

Jennifer said...

I am so thankful that you found a good doctor yesterday! PTL!!!

I tend to forget that we should be thankful daily that we can flip a switch and have light and the faucet and have water. Many people that have been hit by numerous storms this year will probably not take those things for granted least, for awhilea anyway.

We don't always know how blessed we are with something until it's gone.

Lord, help me to be thankful daily and not wait until it's gone to be thankful that I had it.

Happy TT!

Tammy said...

The little things - truly a blessing to have so many simple pleasures in life...including chocolate. :-) Sorry to hear about all those who are losing their jobs...

Laurie Ann said...

I feel so sorry for the people losing their jobs. Don't worry - as long as I'm around Hershey's will be open, LOL. I should own stock, hah hah! Seriously, great list and Happy Thankful Thursday!

Michele Williams said...

A girl after my own heart! Hershey!!! My favorite food!!! lol.... So sad though that so many people all over are loosing their jobs... I am so thankful my husband still has a job.

Tess said...

I cant believe that the Hershey candy close their business, how sad and the people who lost their job. I hope and pray that the Lord will provide their needs including another job offer somewhere.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

Oh my word, the indoor plumbing -- yes! Thank you for the reminder. I am so thankful for indoor plumbing!!! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog!

bp said...


I'd heard about that plant closing but didn't do any research about it!
I'm thankful for candy too :)
Hope you have a great weekend!

Gail said...

America will be going to heck in a handbasket when there are no peppermint patties!

milet @ said...

i am thankful for candies and chocolates. the global financial crisis is really sweeping the world. but god will help us through it. he is preparing something better for all of us.

thanks for visiting my TT!

white_lilly said...

Hi Ernine I love reading your thankful thursday it is always humbling and encouraging.

It saddens my hearing about people loosing their jobs because I know of the stress and anxiety of paying bills and making ends meet.

The Australian company Bonds put off 1850 people this week, not good

Take care

God Chaser said...

Very nice list thanks for shring with us today. Blessings, peace, joy and love.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your thankful heart and blessing my blog with your visit.


Wendy said...

Oh we do have a lot to be thankful for. I hope hershey's doesn't close. I think chocolate is a basic - it chases away the blues. And gives us energy.
p.s. baby was supposed to be induced today - but the hospital was full, so they cancelled. Can you believe? Mother is practically in hysterics!

peppylady said...

So glad that you found a doctor that you are comfortable with.

Coffee is on.

Zaroga said...

I always like your thankfulness entries. It's always great to reflect upon our blessings.