As we approach Thanksgiving, I can't miss the opportunity to tell you just how grateful I am to be part of our Carolina Farm Credit family, even as we collectively face challenging economic times.
Even with everything that life throws at us, we are so blessed and have so much to be thankful for. I would like to share something I recently heard that had an impact on me. If we are not careful we all can get caught up in our fast paced lives and simply inadvertently ignore the obvious blessing.
It went something like this: I am thankful for the taxes I pay, because it means I am employed....I am thankful for clothes that fit a little too snug, because it means I have enough to eat(thanks to a farmer somewhere).....I am thankful for a lawn that needs mowing, windows and bathrooms that need cleaning, because it means I have a home....I am thankful for the spot I find at the far end of the parking lot, because it means I am capable of walking.....I am thankful for the guy behind me who sings off key because, it means I can hear....I am thankful for the piles of laundry and ironing that needs to be done, because it means my loved ones are nearby.....And, I am thankful for the alarm clock that goes off much too early each morning, because it means I'm alive.
Please take the opportunity over the Thanksgiving holidays to slow down a little, spend time with your family and reflect on the blessings that we sometimes take for granted.
To read more about Carolina Farm Credit, our members and the ag industry, check out issues of our Leader magazine—you can read them online.
Sign up for our email newsletter.