Thursday Thankfulness

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I latched onto flashlight idea last night, and then today remembered I’d seen this LOLCat post.  Rather fortuitous, I thought!  😀

I have flashlights in a variety of sizes.  I have the little teeny one on my keychain.  I have the big one for when the lights go out or we take the kids trick-or-treating.  (Well, when they used to allow it at night, anyway.)  And I have the little 6” jobbie I keep at my desk for when I need to check out a baby’s sore throat or something.  Like yesterday. 

For the record, she only had a very slight inflammation, nothing serious and it’s gone today.  :) 

But how handy, how nice to have that within reach. 

And how many times in life do we need to have a little light thrown on a situation or a thought or an idea?  Sometimes our thoughts churn ‘round in our heads, growing darker and dimmer with each moment.  It’s not until someone flips a light on them that we can see them for the cockroaches they are and do something about it.  If our ideas, our convictions, can’t stand up to the light, then they aren’t worth having.  A flashlight shouldn’t be just a tangible thing, it should also be an ideological thing. 

Sometimes the bones of my victims are the remnants of the wrong thoughts I’ve slain over the years.  It’s good that they’re dead. 

Honestly, I have no idea what prompted me to write that.  I’m thankful for my flashlights.  All of them.  And not just the ones with the batteries inside, either.  😀

 

Ps 119:105 Thy Word is a light unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

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7 thoughts on “Thursday Thankfulness

  1. whatigotsofar

    After the big blackout of 2003, (lasted fewer than 12 hours in my house) my mother freaked out about being prepared because she seriously had no idea what to do during the blackout. She started buying all kinds of wind-up powered devices. She has a solar/wind-up power radio and some wind-up powered flashlights. Not to mention the cupboard full of candles.

    All those wind up things are so cool, I want them! Smart mom there. 🙂

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  2. steve

    “Sometimes the bones of my victims are the remnants of the wrong thoughts I’ve slain over the years. It’s good that they’re dead.”
    Daaammmnnnnn Vanessa! That’s heavy!!!

    Thanks. 🙂 I’ve still got a ways to go yet, but I’m working on it.

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  3. I know what you mean. I’m grateful for ideological flashlights, too.

    Truth is beautiful thing. 🙂

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  4. I never have a flashlight. I buy them, leave them within reach of the dogs and then they are ruined. The only flashlight I have is the screen on my phone and it’s not worth talking about.

    Get a Maglight – they won’t ruin a Maglight! Totally worth the investment.

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    • I have a Maglight but the batteries are dead. LOL! Sorry! Actually, I shall change them, now you have reminded me. 😀

      And now something good has come out of my post, so thank you! 😀 Next time the power goes out on you, you’ll be all set. 🙂

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  5. Lily has her own flashlight, you can’t always be in the mood to get her outside in minus 40 weather in the winter!

    I would never be in the mood to open my door when it’s -40. I probably would pee on the floor myself if I was faced with that, or going outside in that kind of cold!

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  6. Onyx

    I have a flashlights and candles stashed everywhere. I’m very much “well what if this happened down the road” kind of planner. Mini one in the door of the car, large one with a battery charger in the trunk, one in the bedroom, one in my purse, one in the kitchen, and candles and lighters in the living room.

    Likewise, I keep scissors accessible in every room. A kitchen pair, bathroom pair, desk pair, art-table pair, Christmas box pair.

    Oh yeah, scissors, and tissue! I have tissue everywhere too. 🙂 I have a little saying that now drives Darc nuts – better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. So true! 😀

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