Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday … and I often get to celebrate it twice if we are south of the border in November. BONUS!
I know I’m repetitive each year at this time, but these are messages I want to share at this time every year … every day, really … and I hope you share them too.
Thanksgiving thoughts ~ No shopping for anything but dinner ingredients. No lists of gifts. Bags of food being filled for the Food Banks. Volunteers serving turkey dinners at homeless shelters. Quality time spent as families and friends gather to share memories, love and laughter. An attitude of gratitude prevails. I am so thankful for the life I have. I hope you feel the same about yours.
As we consider our individual blessings, let’s remember those who struggle with hunger, illness, poverty, war and a multitude of other challenges in our own backyards and around the globe. The refugee crisis is heartbreaking. Let’s try to make the sentiments of Thanksgiving a part of every single day.
What a good feeling to see the food donation bins overflowing today. If you can’t get out to help, here’s a way you can play a part without leaving home! Click right here.
I’ve written about these sites before, but they are always worth mentioning from time to time. All you have to do is go to TheHungerSite.com once a day and click on the button — sponsors give free food. You are not put on any list or bombarded with spam. There are other links to click where sponsors donate for appropriate benefits: Breast Cancer ~ remember it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Child Health; Literacy; Rainforest; Animal Rescue and a few others. All of this has been verified as legit by Snopes years ago. I pop in every day. Why not?
While we are at it, have you ever played FREERICE.COM? ~ This is a unique way to increase your vocabulary and donate rice to needy countries. Play it with your children as there are 60 levels. It’s a great place to learn new words for Words With Friends … ahem, my addiction when I need a few minutes off from writing. It’s such a fun way to keep connected with friends too.
One big personal thank you to the readers who take the time to contact me. I love hearing from you and appreciate every single message. Thanks for subscribing to my newsletter and for sharing my books with your friends. You light up my life!
One way I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with my readers is by giving away a few sets of ebooks of the Love In Provence series. READ ON!
Love in Provence Series Thanksgiving #BookGiveaway ~ Thank a Friend!
It’s easy to enter ~ just click on the link above, which will take you to the proper page. THEN TAG OR MENTION A FRIEND, thank that friend for what the two of you share, and he or she will also WIN. We will randomly draw the names on Monday, October 10th.
As Kat said to Molly and Andrea, “You helped me to believe in life again, to believe in myself, and to take chances. True friends—that’s what you are. I’m so lucky to have you in my life and that’s never going to change.” ~ I Promise You This, Book #3 Good luck! Bonne chance! Thank you!
Brenda Moguez says
I’ve said this before, but I love your pictures. They always take me off somewhere. My T-day is a ways away yet/
Patricia Sands says
Thanks, Brenda. I’m always pleased when I’m in Florida at the end of November and get to celebrate all over again. One of the long list of things I’m thankful for is reading your excellent blog posts! You do have a way!