First Off. I have so very much to be thankful for. Life has many many twists and turns. It is just the nature of what is called LIFE. And, as I live my "sunset years" I work very hard accepting that I am very blessed with so many wonderful life experiences. However, for many of us in the sunset years we are challenged in areas of health, finances, loss of many loved ones, diminished physical abilities and loneliness. There - I said that word that I try so hard to deny. I am not sure that I will ever understand (with many hours of spiritual guidance and therapy) why so much of my life has been a solitary one. Perhaps, it is the way my life started as a child.
I am comfy in my little home. However, I certainly miss being a part of holiday excitement of food preparations, hustle and bustle of coordinating all the aspects of celebrating, smelling the beautiful aroma of "the turkey in the oven" and gathering together with the thankful hearts of family and/or friends.
Thanksgiving is just a name of one day. But I hope we live each day with a grateful heart and spread "our riches" with others around us. Each day is God given and I plan to live each day with a gleeful heart and maintain a constant awareness of where I may be of benefit to those who are less fortunate.
Let's reach out and share the JOY of the Season whenever and however we are able. Just a HELLO or a SMILE can change someones day. And, it just may put a smile on someones face - who really needed it.
And, Lily, too.