At somewhere around 8pm tonight, we called our home from WalMart (we were there with around 10,000 of our closest friends) and heard the beautiful sound of our answering machine picking up. It meant that after 2 1/2 days...56 hours and 10 minutes, we had power at our house again! We started jumping around the store like we had hit the Education lottery and triple coupon day at the same time. The people around us probably thought we had gotten the Holy Ghost or something - we didn't care. We had heat!
I will never again take for granted little things like: expecting the heat to come on when it gets cold outside; or how beautiful our tree looks with all of the Christmas lights lit up. God has blessed us so much and we have so much to be thankful for. Maybe sometimes stuff happens in life to help us put things back in perspective. What do you have in your life to be thankful for right now?