Wednesday, March 23, 2011


About half an hour ago I was over at Greg's General Store visiting for a while and found that the major topic of conversation was Allergies.  So far, Greg's friends all suffer from allergies, and since their theme for every Thursday is "Thankful Thursday', one might wonder what there is to be thankful for in allergies.  Greg's friends are thankful to be able to buy medication that relieves their allergies.  Well that makes sense.
I hope I will not bore you  if I mention one of my favorite topics once more  -- that is CATS.  No, I'm not a Crazy Cat Woman!  But I am thankful that I am not allergic to cats (so it seems, after working with them for the past 9 months).  I could well have been, as allergies are quite significant in my family and my sister is VERY allergic to them.  But I am sincerely thankful that I can tolerate cats as I find working with them very relaxing and a relief from stress.  Of course the Lord is the source of our relief from stress.  Prayer and reading the Scriptures are a major source of relief from stress, but I have found that God also gives us abundantly what we need to survive in this life so in my case He also gave me cats.  What has He given you?  Whatever it might be, think about it and be thankful.


snafu said...

It seems that allergies are steadily becoming one of the west's major health problems, because more and more people are becoming sensitized to different substances.
In my family we have to avoid certain brands of soap, toothpaste, deodorant and aftershave. None of which had been a problem until a few years ago.

kaybee said...

Love cats -- from afar!! Loved your photos of Josie and Junie.

I am happy that cats give you so much joy, but I guess the one thing I have been recently thankful for is that I was able to have my vacation with you allergy-free! Makes all the difference in the world for me!

sandy said...

I'm so glad you mentioned Greg's General STore. It's been way too long since I visited - I need to do that later..

God has given me beautiful surroundings, a love of drawing, much love in my family - so many wonderful things..I am so grateful for the abundance in my life of all things.

Wanda said...

We have Molly...she is a great stress reducer.

Love cats, but grandchildren are too allergic for us to have them anymore.

I enjoy Greg's General Store.

Autumn Leaves said...

Wise words, Chris. Love the photos of the cats below too.

Morning's Minion said...

Cats are so very dear--and often so naughty.
I forgive mine the messes they make and for waking me up too early in the morning--surely it is because they love me and want my company[?]
So many blessings and I need to remember to "name them one by one."