I was laughing yesterday because I was watching “Live with Kelly and Michael” (one of my favorites) and Kelly Ripa was talking about how much she loved the heat. The heat she was referring to was heat in New York City, which was about 88 degrees at the time. Those of us in the South wish it was 88 degrees! The problem here is the humidity adds something to heat that is just not needed. You don’t really understand what humidity is until you are in this neck of the woods. It can be in the hundreds on the west coast, but still feel so much hotter in the South because of humidity. It just comes with living in this part of the world!
Y’all know something usually happens that triggers the “oh I am thankful for this” switch in my brain. On Monday, I became thankful for air conditioning and I have stayed thankful for it all week. It really is just so hot. On Monday, I went to work and could immediately tell something was wrong with the air. When this happens, things get serious! After sweating it out for a little while, we called a professional to come and take a look. It turns out, the problem was electrical, which meant they had to shut the power off to repair it. This not only cut off the air (that wasn’t working in the first place), but it also cut off all the fans we had going. Let me just say…we made a quick exit! The heat just makes it almost impossible to get anything done. After my time with no air, I stopped and thanked God for it.
Some people work outside in the heat all day long because of his or her job. Some kids are working out/practicing sports in this weather. Some people don’t have air conditioning at all. No matter what you do, the heat just takes it out of you. It sucks all the energy and just makes you so tired. I had to stop and thank God, but also pray for those who have to battle heat daily.
May you all stop and do the same. May you all stay cool and stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful