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Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

As you spend time today with family and friends, please remember those who have neither. If you are blessed with a table filled with more food than everyone seated can finish, please remember those who go to bed hungry and wake up the same way everyday. As you bow your heads and give thanks for all you have, please think of those who have nothing – no roof over their heads, no warm clothes on their backs.

Thanksgiving it a day we should not only give thanks with our voices, but show with our actions and intention, so, why not volunteer at a homeless shelter or a community kitchen today?  Why not visit a nursing home and spend some time with people who are forgotten and lonely? If you see a cop or a fireman or a nurse working today, why not say Thank You to them for all they do and maybe treat them to a cup of coffee or a pie of pie? It may sound inconsequential and trite, but believe me, actions speak louder than words ever can and I’m a big believer in show not tell.

In my opinion, the best way to say “thanks” for all you have is to pay it forward.

Just sayin’…

Until next time ~ Peg

PS YOu can visit another post I penned on THANKFUL AUTHORS for this Thanksgiving here: Thankfulauthors2019

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#LongandShortReviews 11.20.19 Weekly #Bloggingchallenge


Today’s challenge topic is very apropos the season: THINGS I’M THANKFUL FOR.

Every year, author, author ANGELA HAYES does a November month long THANKFUL AUTHORS promotion, where other authors tell what they are thankful for. This was my post this year: TA

One of the things I wrote that I am most thankful for this year is that I still have my mother with me. I am an only child and therefore the sole caretaker and advocate for my mother and stepfather. Since my father doesn’t want a relationship with me and hasn’t for some years, my primary focus as a daughter has been to mom and stepdad.

My aging parents continue to, well…age, and bring with that all the problems and complaints specific to the infirm elderly with them.I need to take them places now because they don’t drive, can’t be waiting for buses in the winter cold and can’t afford taxis to take them to weekly doctor appointments or even grocery shopping. My mother fell and broke her hip last year and every movement she makes worries me because I am afraid she will fall again. They live about 25 miles from me, so I need to set aside one entire day every week to get them where they need to be. I’m not complaining, even though it may sound as if I am. They want to remain in their own home for as long as they can live somewhat independently and I will not take that away from them. They know if the decision ever needs to be made that they will need to move to elder care, I will support whatever they want to do. I feel having as much independence that they can, albeit limited, is much more sound emotionally and mentally for them. Luckily, I am afforded the luxury of being able to cater to their needs – which aren’t many, but still…

So when I say my prayers at night and when I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner this year, this is the thought uppermost in my mind and what I am thankful for: in this age when families are fractured, relationships are fragile, and people care more about themselves and their own needs than those of others who need help, I am thankful I have the capacity to care for my aging parents and to try and make their lives a little better. They don’t have much time left in this physical world. I want it to be as happy as I can help make it.

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this blog challenge are thankful for this year: L&SR

Until next time ~ Peg

 

 

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