Happy Thanksgiving

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This is the day we pause from our hectic lives to give thanks for all the things for which we are blessed.  We all have been through periods in our lives when we struggled with day to day living and most fight back through dire circumstances to achieve the goals we have put in place for ourselves.

Over half a million Americans go homeless on a single night in the United States.  About 35 percent (just under 200,000) are found sleeping unsheltered on our streets in places not intended for human habitation,such as sidewalks, parks, cars,or abandoned buildings. Meanwhile, over 350,000 sheltered homeless people are found in emergency shelters and transitional housing programs. Homelessness almost always involves people facing desperate situations and extreme hardship. They must make choices among very limited options, often in the context of extreme duress, substance abuse disorders, untreated mental illness, or unintended consequences from well-intentioned policies.

Of the over half million homeless many are mothers with children and our veterans of the military.  It is sad to say that these people generally only come to mind during the holidays and don’t get the help they need the rest of the year.  Many, many years ago I was homeless myself for a short periods of time so I do have an inkling of the experiences these people go through.

It is great for the donations to roll in during the holidays to help these people out, however we tend to put an insulated partition between ourselves and them.  Spending time on the streets around the homeless shelters and talking to these people would give one a good idea what their lives are like.

I could go on about this topic, however my main intention is to bring these people to mind as we look at ourselves on this day and count the many blessings we have.

I pray daily mainly in thanksgiving for those things I have in my life – a home and large family who are equally blessed.  In prayer folk tend to pray for those things they don’t have instead of a prayer of thanksgiving and praise.  So, take time today when you are with your friends and family to think of these things.  Keep your perspective when the Lions and Bears play this afternoon, it is sad though entertaining the Lions continue on with what they have in play to finish out the season.


Weather-wise our day will be clam compared to yesterday with temps near 40°.  Our next system moves in tomorrow night with rain changing to snow Saturday – less than an inch is expected in most areas….

Happy Thanksgiving to all my bloggers out there!


 

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Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Well Well My Little Weather HoBo’s and Music Freaks… It’s now Friday AM as I sit here catching a buzz on mighty fine Eats and Medible Treats . That Sure are Sweet Canabutter Fudge ( caution double dose) is Sure make Ya Free,,,WEEE
PS a Cue For You all On This HEAR BLACK FRYDAY!!
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Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope everyone had a very nice day with family and friends.. Yesterday’s storm was wicked and that is putting it mildly. I was so glad when the winds finally died down. It was quiet. When I had the dog out for last call last night it was beautiful out. It was snowing huge snowflakes. I was surprised that the ground was not all white when I got up this morning.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The Lions are a pathetic sports franchise!

INDY
INDY

Don’t forget about the Red wings Tigers and Pistons they all stink ….INDY..

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Not a good time to be a pro sports fan in Michigan.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Unbelievable damage at Holland State Park yesterday. Pics are the of the concrete walkway out to the pier.

https://www.woodtv.com/news/ottawa-county/strong-winds-rain-causes-damage-at-holland-state-park/

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

This is a sign of things to come this winter. We will be seeing some monster storms with snow and strong winds!

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

The only thing it’s a sign of is the fact that water levels are near an all time high. Strong November gales happen many years, we just haven’t seen them recently with the water this high.

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I saw this. Wow is all I could say. This is the place we go often and I couldn’t believe it. At least the park was not filled with people at the time. It is going to take alot of time to repair but I am sure the will do it. As soon as I can I would like to get out there and get some photos.

Andy W
Andy W

Just got back from Rockford Meijer, happy to report 0.0” of snow on the ground there! Don’t believe the cold weather HYPE!! Keep on ROCKIN on Thanksgiving!!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. Just finished peeling and cubing 20# of potatoes. Everyone thinks I miss pulling KP duty, so I get stuck with that every year.

Mookie
Mookie

Bills Blog has been saying big cold at the beginning of December but now the models are actually showing warmth. I love it!

Andy W
Andy W

More wishcasting from Woodtv!!! But the FACTS say otherwise!! BRING IT!!

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

All signs still point towards a cold a snowy winter! Get ready now!

INDY
INDY

Another Holiday with snow falling love it happy Thanksgiving MV’S best …Have a turkey of a day ….INDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

You know it! We have tons of snow up here!

Andy W
Andy W

Wow, did you drive to Canada last night?? Only way that your comment makes any sense.

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Yet another snow free holiday today. Hopefully you don’t have to spend half the day cleaning up after yesterday’s wind. A lot of trees and debris down in our area, but our power outage didn’t last very long. Loving the outlooks heading into December that are now trending warmer than average. Just like last December we look to be measuring snow by the tenths of an inch or less.

Slim

As Rocky stated there is some snow/ice on the north side of GR (not sure about the south side) but it is just a trace amount and will be gone later in the day. The current temperature here at my house is 33°
Slim

Andy W
Andy W

Happy beautiful, sunny, snow free, Thanksgiving to everyone on the blog!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

The Lions are pathetic!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Undrafted rookie making pro debut at QB today. Ain’t gonna be pretty.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Nice we have a white Thanksgiving! I love it!

Slim

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving! I wish all a great day as we all try not to eat too much. With yesterdays wind blown rain Grand Rapids is now up to 47.28” rain melted snow for the year and that is good for 3rd place. Second and first place are not that far off. In 2nd place is 1986 with 47.28” and in 1st place is 2008 with 48.80” While yesterday peak wind gust here at Grand Rapids was 55 MPH the storm it self was much less intense than the November 10/11 storm of 1998 when GR had over… Read more »