It’s time to be Thankful Again.

On the Other Hand

By Kay Wilson-Bolton

November 21, 2004

It has always seemed odd to me that we needed a special day to be thankful, but then again Americans love holidays, so Thanksgiving Day became official.

At a different time of my life, the s human waste is carried away from where they live.

Someone recently commented to me that the burden of helping so many is too great and that, “they are happy the way they are.” What mother is happy when children suffer from malnutrition, or teeth are pulled without anesthetic, or giving birth is life threatening? What father is happy when the home they sleep in has a dirt floor or there is not enough food for everyone?

One person can make a difference, one person at a time. Taking that first step in doing so is usually the hardest. From there, opportunities simply find you, and I know for sure that every one of is ultimately “a one.”

So for this thanksgiving, I am thankful I live in America, for all its faults and those of our leaders.

How can it be that I was so blessed when others weren’t? Proverbs 16:9 states that “a man’s heart plans his ways, but God orders his steps.”

I believe that’s the answer.

 

 

About Kay Wilson-Boltonhttp://www.kaywilsonbolton.netWith a full-time career in real estate, I can add to your bank of knowledge, not only in real estate but in many areas of life that deal with people and relationships and choices. My real estate career has taught me many lessons about planning ahead and looking forward. I believe in helping along the way so that they can be the best they can be in any situation. I serve as a Fire Department Chaplain and Coordinator for the Many Meals Project which serves homeless and hungry families in my community. The event is far more than many meals. As a result of my work with the homeless population in my community, I received the Good Neighbor Award 2017 from the National Association of Realtors and named as a Champion of Homes in 2015 by the California Association of Realtors. I make pastoral visits to the inmates in the County Jail System and offer them what God says about "all things being new" and His remarkable plan for our lives. I have served my community as Mayor and in many volunteer capacities. I serve others by serving God first. My husband is involved in prison ministry and is a graphic artist. We live a simple life in Santa Paula with an office cat named Scout, three rescued poodles and a cat named Tony Diane at home.

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