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Yesterday, as with a wooden spoon I was pulling a very hot food from a heavy pan, the spoon broke in half and over three of my fingers spread and stuck the hot substance, causing 2nd degree burns on my hand. (A nurse was there and diagnosed the degree of burn.) I’m beginning this New Year by being thankful that I have experienced virtually no pain.

Immediately after the accident, I thrust my hand under running cold water, and when the food had dissolved and was no longer sticking to my hand I dried it and a friend sprayed my hand with a cooling, antiseptic medicine. A couple hours later she spread on a healing cream and applied a large gauze bandage. I felt no pain.

Today I have large blisters over the three fingers that were burned, but I have no pain. I’m thankful.

I give credit to God for sparing me the agony that usually accompanies such a burn…Neat way to start a New Year, a New Decade. And for all my friends who read here, I wish you a delightful, cheery, healthy, safe, prosperous 2010.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

7 replies on “Thankful”


sorry to know that you have this hand burning accident, wishing you getting well soon.

No pain, you are iron like, kidding.


Katrina, Jen and Helen. Thank you for the visit this New Year’s Day and for your good thoughts and wishes.

My lack of pain is amazing, and I’m truly grateful.

Onward, all of us, into 2010. Can’t believe we’re here. Remember all that hullabaloo 10 years ago when dire predictions were made. None of it developed as far as I know. 🙂


Thank God you feel no pain. When our eldest child was 2 he climbed up and grabbed a hot iron making it fall on his hand. We treated the burn and prayed for him. He showed no signs of pain. What a great God!


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