The year: 1881.
The month: May.
The place: DeSmet, SD.
That was the year of endless blizzards. The year the people of DeSmet nearly starved and froze to death. The year that train after train tried to reach DeSmet with desperately needed supplies, only to stall in snowdrifts so high and so hard that no amount of steam power could blast a path to the tiny town.
And so it was that all those supplies stayed neatly frozen in the stalled trains until the snow finally melted in May.
Sure, the people of DeSmet could've raised their fists to Heaven and railed against God but they didn't. In May of 1881, as they sat down to the first proper meal they'd enjoyed since Autumn (complete with butter!!!), on their lips was only gratitude. Pa Ingalls expressed it best when he said simply, “Lord, we thank Thee for all Thy bounty.” Laura observes, "That was all Pa said, but it seemed to say everything."
This year we too say from our hearts, “Lord, we thank Thee for all Thy bounty.”
I know, I know, I know. I said Saturday's Covid rant would be my last Covid article ever, but hey! Woman's prerogative. There is one last tiny loophole to close before leaving the subject forever (hopefully.)
Strangely, even in the midst of sickness, horror and death, blessings have come from Covid in the strangest of ways. Fauci & Co. may've meant it for Evil but God used it for some good. So, just in case I decide to embrace a Covid-free website, we should really count those blessings first.
His name is Chaudhary Raffique Gujjar.
He's one of the adorable Indian tribal people featured on the popular YouTube channel, Tribal People Try, who are shown experiencing Western things...our food, our candy, our culture, our technology.
Mr. Gujjar has captured the hearts of many Americans with his sunny disposition and hilarious facial expressions when tasting our food (after the pop rocks episode, you can't blame him for looking worried!). That's why Americans Mary and Kayla regularly send over gifts for himself, his wife but mostly his children.
And every time, Mr. Gujjar gets all choked up. Being a big strong man he tries to hide it but in the Feb. 7th video he couldn't hold back the tears of joy and gratitude.
"Such loving people still exist in this world!" he said, mopping his eyes. (I'm always squirting tears everywhere too. Donations often get me crying!)
His words hit me hard because that's how we all feel.
Even though Mr. Gujjar's lives in a poor and isolated tribe, he too has gotten the message. His words betray how we all feel. A discouragement. A hopelessness. A fear that there's no good, kind, loving people left in this cockeyed world.
Governments worldwide have behaved so badly, staging false flags to start wars, teaching us to fear each other based on locality, ethnicity, religion, whatever.
It's all rubbish!
It's the governments that are the bad ones. Not the little people, the tribal people, the regular John and Jane Does of the world. The people like you and me and Mr. Gujjar.
Loving people still exist in this world everywhere and Patriots exist worldwide too. In fact, thanks to Donald Trump, the word "Patriot" has recently been redefined.
This website is 100% patriot supported.