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Take Time for a Cup of Coffee

For what should we be thankful? For the amazing prosperity that we enjoy in this country? For the legacy of liberty that has been handed to these generations by those who have gone before? For electricity or indoor plumbing or modern appliances or for any number of important inventions and developments that have contributed to our wonderful American way of life? How about all of the above?

A man, having worked and planned for success all of his adult life is on the cusp of attaining it all. He has worked hard and saved to buy the business he wanted, in the city he loved. He built the new building that would help him to deliver all of the services he knows his customers want and he is poised, finally poised, to be able to enjoy the fruits of his labors. His later years stretch out in front of him in a shining vision of exactly the life he wants to live.

Yes, he has sacrificed a great deal of his youth working towards his goal. He may have not been able to spend all of the time he might have wanted with his family. However, now he can pay it all back. Now that he has attained his goals and secured his and his families’ futures, now he can be everything he has always wanted to be to them. Now, he has time… Except, now he doesn’t. A diagnosis of cancer, a bad one, has suddenly brought his future into a monthly chemotherapy frame of focus. Hope no longer means hoping one can get a reservation at the trendy tropical resort, hope now means being around for Easter.

For what should we be thankful? How about our friends, our family, our lives?  How about the simple, everyday things like a good cup of coffee and the time to enjoy it?

Thank God every day for the morning and the challenges of each day as they come.

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Whats for Breakfast?

Are you having eggs for breakfast? Here is a account of what you DON”T have to do to have eggs for breakfast.

  1. You don’t have to own chickens.
  2. You don’t have to have a chicken coop
  3. You don’t have to grow field corn or grain to feed your chickens.
  4. You don’t have to clean your chicken coop
  5. You don’t have to go out before dawn to pick eggs out from under the hens.

In years past (within my lifetime) if people wanted eggs, they had to do all the things I listed if they wanted eggs for breakfast.

But now, because you live in the most advanced society in the history of the world AND because you have the liberty to go anywhere you want for breakfast, all you have to do is go to a drive up window and order eggs. Or go to a grocery mart and buy eggs. Or go to a restaurant and order eggs.

Isn’t life in the U.S. wonderful?

Now, did you want sausage with those eggs?….

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