What could be better than family and friends gathering together around a table heaped high with scrumptious, mouth-watering food? I can’t think of much. We’ve been more than fortunate over the years. We’ve been blessed.
We’ve got a roof over our heads, heat in the house, and always great chow, but we are well aware that not everyone is as fortunate. We came up with a list of what to do to make this Thanksgiving more comfortable for those living in challenging situations in our town.
Spend some time helping in the community during the Thanksgiving weekend.
Help at a soup kitchen this weekend or next.
Ask if the soup kitchen personnel would be willing to hand out a book along with the food (we provide the books).
Donate clean, warm jackets to a local shelter.
Visit an older friend or relative living in a Senior Center. Write a letter for them and/or read to them.
Arrange to have the church choir (or talented friends) sing to the residents at the local nursing home.
Donate books to a shelter.
Run an errand (or two) for a neighborhood shut-in.
Plan a visit to the hospital to see a sick friend, drop off a greeting card, call them.
Call a friend that lives alone and is unable to travel to see their family. 5 minutes of our time is all it takes to make someone smile.
Hug the family, be thankful for the blessings you enjoy, and have a great Thanksgiving!
Sheila tried out a new muffin recipe. And the muffins have PUMPKIN in them. Big smiles here. She said that these were for breakfast, but since I was hanging around for taste-testing duty, I had the first one for an afternoon snack. She made some with chocolate chips and without, and both types were great. Chocolate and pumpkin, though? Perfect together!
In case you were wondering? No bodies anywhere in the kitchen or dining room. I checked before I left. 😉