Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Family and friends gather together to eat a big meal and give gratitude for their blessings.
In my community I was touched by the kindness I observed to those that didn't have the funds to eat a Thanksgiving meal or have family or friends to be with. Here are some examples.
1) A church secretary who interacts with homeless people gave them food gift cards so they wouldn't go hungry on Thanksgiving Day.
2) A chef who owns a restaurant made turkey,gravy, stuffing, and mashed potatoes and invited everyone who was alone to join him for a Thanksgiving gathering. Those that decided to come brought along a dish to share and there was plenty of food and fellowship for everyone to enjoy.
3) A local organization of volunteers hosted a free Thanksgiving feast to anyone needing a meal and companionship.Lots of people attended and there were lots of smiling faces.
4) A baker made lots and lots of different pies and delivered them to folks who were homebound.
Little thoughts and kind gestures are what make the world a brighter place. Thank goodness for those that have a giving spirit. It's moments like those that are moments of THANKSGIVING!
WE GATHER TOGETHER (Hymn by ADRIANUS VALERIUS)
We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing. He chastens and hastens his will to make known. The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing, sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
H O T W A T E R
These past five weeks I've without hot and lukewarm water. Did I adapt and adjust? Yes because there wasn't much I could do to change the matter. Today was the first day that "hot and lukewarm" came through my facets in my humble apartment. Oh how thrilled I felt to have that warm water trickle all over me.
Being grateful for the things we have is a precious way to savor those daily moments. Take a few moments each day to show gratitude and believe in the possibilities that can and will come your way.
"Today I am thankful for having hot water in my apartment…oh what bliss?"