Today, I am thankful for the men and women who serve and protect each of us. Whether they are in the military, state or local law enforcement, fire fighters or first responders, these men and women are willing to put their lives on the line each time they report for duty. Their dedication goes beyond normal expectations and they deserve our admiration, our prayers, and our thanks.
Yesterday, I discovered a blogger who is putting legs to her prayers. Best of Mama Chef is married to a police officer. This year they are making & selling nativity sets. All profits are being donated to the Comfort Quilts organization. This organization makes quilts for the families of police officers and fire fighters who have fallen. The quilts are made from the uniforms of these brave heroes.
Mama Chef is going to giveaway one of the Nativity Sets on her blog. Please go by and leave a comment, encouraging her in this work.
If your husband, son, daughter, brother, sister, father, uncle, cousin (whoever) is in the military, or any of the other organizations mentioned above, please tell them how very thankful we are, that they are willing to go the extra mile. They have my prayers and gratitude not only today but everyday!
November 13th is World Kindness Day. Why not remember one of America's Heroes with a card or letter....or a box of cookies! I think the boys and I may take cookies to our local fire fighters.
For more information about Comfort Quilts and how you can help, visit their website, here. To read more Gratitude Stories, click on the Thirty Days of Gratitude Challenge button at the beginning of this article and visit Brenda's blog, Garden of Learning. Better yet, take the challenge!