Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers in Canada. This is my favourite holiday. Is it yours too?
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.
It’s been a tough year and a half for everyone around the globe. The pandemic has turned lives inside out and inflicted sorrow on many families in a myriad of ways. I hope life is returning to some kind of normal for each of you.
As we count 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?
I’m thankful to you, the readers who read my books and 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.
One way I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with my readers is by giving away two sets of ebooks of the Love in Provence series. READ ON!
Friendship is an ongoing theme in every one of my novels and something for which we should always be grateful. Where would we be without our good friends?
To enter the giveaway, just click on the link above, which will take you to the proper Facebook 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 Tuesday, October 12th.
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!
And while we’re counting blessings and feeling grateful, I would like to say thank you again to all of the essential workers who have given so much to keep life going for all of us throughout the pandemic.