My Pantry_Thankful Thursday

Something stopped me in my tracks when I was making a pot of soup last night.

My pantry.

As I grabbed a can of tomatoes from my pantry I was struck by the fact of how blessed I am to have shelves of food from which to choose.

wholesome bean soup

Sure, MOMD and I work hard for our money. One of us needs to shop and fill that pantry. The food must be prepared.  None of it just magically happens.

My point, though, is that we have the ability and the resources to load the pantry with food. There are grocery stores all around us. There is money to buy the food and the health to go to the store and buy what I need.

As I stared at the vast array of foodstuffs in my cabinet I thought of people around the world and in our very own country who’s shelves are not full. Millions will go to sleep hungry-not because they are trying to lose weight-but because they have no food.

My Thankful Thursday is tinged with just a little bit of guilt. Not necessarily for the fact that I have resources that others do not, but because of the the times when I have taken a full stocked pantry for granted or complained that “there was nothing to eat”.

I’m glad that it got my attention! As I’ve gone about my day today, doing the things I do, I thought about it a lot. And offered thanks for the blessings-including my pantry.

Thank you for reading!

Were you focused on anything in particular on this Thankful Thursday?


  1. Nancy says:

    We have so much to be thankful for, we have blessings you sometimes don’t even realize. Thank you for pointing just one of the many out, it makes you think!

  2. Cathy says:

    Wonderful post Cindi, truer words were never spoken. By the way, is that your soup? Looks yummy! So thankful for you my dear friend. Hugs

  3. Claire says:

    Cindi, What a post!!! my thoughts of others that do go without, are there in prayer daily. Myself and my husband, years back, dedicated our service to children in our area. This past Thanksgiving, served meals to those who would otherwise go without.

    I’m Thankful that our good Lord, shows us, and gives us, the opportunity to serve , His children. ☺ I’m so Thankful. ……

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