2017-11-22 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

On Thursday of this week most of us will sit down at a food laden table with family and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. It is the day we all pause for a moment in our busy lives and give “thanks” for all the blessings we enjoy. It is a time of reflecting on the good things of life, rather than the bad.

If we listen to the news every evening, it is easy to believe that the world is spinning out of control and evil reigns supreme with little for which to be thankful. But, that simply is not so. Life itself is a blessing and we should not take it for granted, but make the most of each day we are given. With that in mind, I would like to share a poem I came across with you.

Thanksgiving Every Day

The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We're surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can't be beat;
It's Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.
But other days, sometimes, things don't seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don't seem to shine.
It's then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.
On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it's all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we'd make every day like Thanksgiving Day.
By Karl Fuchs

Happy birthday this week to: Larry Adams, Sherry Smith, Roy Owens, Donnie Saxon, Rhonda Godbee, Jacob Burke, Richard Lockhart Jr. John Kenneth Bragg, and Sally Kirkland.

Happy anniversary this week to: Mr. and Mrs. James Poole.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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