As of this writing, so many people are still suffering fro the flood waters brought about by the recent typhoons that crossed the Philippine islands. Thousands have lost most if not all of their material possessions and a few hundred lost their lives. People have began to ask- is this a punishment from our God for all our hurting Mother Nature. Obviously in these circumstances one would be hard pressed to be grateful. But come to think of it, if we only consider things are temporary but count as most precious our relationships with God and our fellowmen then losing things could be seen from a different light. If during these trying times our relationships have grown deeper and stronger then we have so much to be thankful for!