10 for Tuesday – Dec 24, 2013

after the ice storm

after the ice storm

10 great things today will take a new twist this week. We were blasted by an ice storm that knocked out power for 250,000 homes. Personally we had no electricity, no cell coverage or home phone, no refrigerator, no heat, no timeline for when it would be back.

We have everything back to normal 48 hours later.

In the midst of this, we had:
– 18 teen-agers in the house who had a great time spending time together and talking
– a neighbor take us in for a few hours of warmth and laughter
– family time as we blocked off all rooms but two and stuck together with a fire to keep us warm
– the opportunity to help a neighbor with a new baby just by listening
– some fun looking for a hot breakfast (and mostly coffee), standing in line for an hour, and meeting people we never would have met otherwise
– the chance to find internet coverage in the next town so we could send out a note to family far away and let them know we are safe

So instead of 10 great things today, I’ll give you three that came to mind:
1. Family
2. Friends
3. Safety

And really, everything after that is a bonus.

May you be blessed with these three things this holiday season.

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4 Responses to 10 for Tuesday – Dec 24, 2013

  1. LFFL says:

    I just love that picture! So pretty.

  2. I would add one more thing – technology, specifically that which allows the world to come to our doorstep. A convenience for some, a sanity-saving gift for others, myself especially.
    But regardless of count, may your Christmas be merry and your blessings be truly without count. My very best to you and yours!

    • Ah yes, John. Technology – a blessing and a curse. I am trying hard to use it for my benefit and not be a slave to it. I do appreciate the connections it brings us – and you are one for me! Enjoy your day today.

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