What Am I Thankful for Today?

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Real Estate Agent with Vision Quest Realty WV0026375

  

Do you know how lucky we are to live in the United States of America?  We have an abundance of food and have so many choices of what we want to eat.  

 

Any time of the day, I can go to the refrigerator or pantry and get food. Or, go to the store and buy what I want to eat. There are so many people here in the States that do not have this luxury.  Of course, there are many other countries where people are dying because there's no food and many, especially children, are dying of malnutrition.

 

 

 

Bread of Life FoundationI help support the Bread of Life Foundation Namibia.  Below is a photo of a child, Anna George, that I sponsor for $26.00 a month providing food and the gospel. 

 

 

 

 

Fread of Life Foundation

   

The thought of children here in the U.S. and in other countries going hungry breaks my heart. I saw on Facebook a photo of a little boy sleeping on the ground with a rock as a pillow. This should never happen to a child.

 

My parents had to provide food for 11 children. We didn't have soda, ice cream, cookies, and candy every day, but we certainly had three good meals a day. My mom was a great cook and we never went hungry. Even when the coal mines were on strike, we always had our three meals a day.

Looking back, our family was rich. Rich and blessed with food, love, and laughter.  I wish every child in the world could have three good meals a day.

 

 

 

helping our local food banks, GVBORFor the past six years, our local Board of Realtors helps "Feed the Need".  We collect can food and money for all the local food banks.  In October, we had our annual cake/pie auction. One agent, Terry Baker, does all the baking for the auction.  We collected $6,000 from this auction.  A great way to help the local food banks and get a nice cake or pie to boot. 

 

The Chair of the "Feed the Need" campaign challenged all brokers/agents to match his $100 donation. To date, he has received $6,000. Altogether, we have collected over $12,000 and we haven't even started the food collections. This starts this weekend.

 

I am so thankful for food and to have the luxury to go out anytime and shop for whatever I want. A luxury some people will never have. I also feel blessed that I can help others have the same. 

 

 

 This entry is for Debe Maxwell's November 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.

This entry is for Debe Maxwell's November 2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.

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Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Nina Hollander, we are a rich country and it does boggle the mind that we have so much hunger here in  the USA.

Nov 08, 2019 07:43 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I agree, Wayne Martin, we are so very lucky. 

Nov 08, 2019 07:44 PM #20
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, Rebecca, for sharing your thoughts and for telling us about your special efforts.

Nov 09, 2019 06:18 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Brian England, volunteering is a great way to learn about all the resources in an area.

Nov 09, 2019 04:23 PM #22
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Grant Schneider  when I was shown the photos of the children and I had a choice to select one of the photos  I selected Anna.

Nov 09, 2019 04:25 PM #23
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Thank you, Michael Jacobs

Nov 09, 2019 04:26 PM #24
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Sheila Anderson yes it is truly sad. 

Nov 09, 2019 04:27 PM #25
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Marte Cliff, I agree and so sad but it is true.

Nov 09, 2019 04:28 PM #26
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Thank you, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland. We need to remind ourselves daily how fortunate we are and to be thankful. 

Nov 09, 2019 04:30 PM #27
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Kathy Streib, thank you and appreciate your comments. 

Nov 09, 2019 04:30 PM #28
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® - this is a powerful message and one that needs to be heard. The other day I read in my local newspaper one of the local cities near where I live has the highest percentage of homeless children in the nation. How could this be? I don't see them, but somebody knows who they are are where they are hiding. It breaks my heart to know children are starving. What you are doing is what God wants us to do. This is a post that needs to be heard and more people need to respond to the needs of children. I hope it gets featured and that more children will be loved, fed, and sheltered with educational opportunities and faith too.  Thank you, Rebecca for raising awareness and doing something about it too!

Nov 12, 2019 09:54 AM #29
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  seems like some of the people in DC only care about bringing in more immigrants and not helping the homeless here in the States. Such a sad state of affairs. I hope to do more for the homeless in the future. Thank you for your comments.

Nov 12, 2019 11:37 AM #30
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Joan Cox
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Rebecca, we do truly have a good life, especially when you see other countries starving with no roof over their heads.   

Nov 15, 2019 12:30 PM #31
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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So true, Joan Cox

Nov 15, 2019 02:27 PM #32
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 

We are a blessed people and the U.S. is the most generous nation on the face of the Earth. I am grateful the Lord has decided to give me another breath

Nov 17, 2019 05:35 AM #33
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Rebecca,

What a wonderful post, and one that has so much meaning.  I was just at the market thinking about the bounty in our lives.  So glad Roy Kelley reblogged it.  A

Nov 17, 2019 09:30 AM #34
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Raymond Henson
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Thank you for your post.  It really puts everything in the proper perspective.  We do live a life of luxury and we can help so much by sacrificing just a bit of it.

Nov 17, 2019 10:23 AM #35
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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We truly are blessed, Doug Dawes

Nov 17, 2019 10:49 AM #36
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - we do have much bounty in our lives and should be very grateful...I am!

Nov 17, 2019 10:51 AM #37
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So true, Raymond Henson 

Nov 17, 2019 10:52 AM #38
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