Thankful

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It is the official Thanksgiving Day today.  I am thankful everyday for so many things and relationships.  Sometimes my gratitude is over things like hugs and kisses from my grandchildren.  Sometimes gratitude is the response to things like a good report from a doctor’s visit.  The day this picture was taken I was thankful for Smoke and his owner.  My husband and I had been hiking in Big Bend National Park in Texas.  I got over heated and could not walk more than a few steps at a time trying to return to our car.  I had my husband go on, while I inched my way.  I was still a long distance from the car when I saw a horse trailer pull into the parking area.  I called my husband and asked him to enlist the riders to rescue me.  (Most areas of the park did not have cell service, but at this location my phone worked, thankfully.)  These good people came to my rescue and Smoke gave me a lift back to the car.  I was very grateful.  Thank you, Lord!

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