Here it comes! The busiest time of the year, beginning with Thanksgiving. I love it. Although I miss my California family during the holidays, I'm so happy that our daughter, Carrie, and her boyfriend are coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm writing my dinner menu and ordering the turkey tomorrow, then I'll do the big shopping Monday. Don't I sound organized? My secret: make a list, and check it off as you go. Whether I have four for dinner, or eight like last year, my lists literally save me from forgetting the details (like ordering the turkey!). ~ I'm grateful that my friend Kelly invited me to help her with her Christmas Angel project. Because of the Fort Mill Care Center, the children in our town will have Christmas. There are so many jobless this year, that this is the only way their children will receive toys, clothes, and goodies under the tree. It hit me again: it's one thing to buy a toy and place it it a large box at the market...it's quite another to sit across a table while a father humbly shares what his three children would like for Christmas but he's not able to buy. I was full of emotion as I walked out of a building full of people who were picking up their Thanksgiving dinners. ~ I'm so grateful this Thanksgiving season for my beloved family, wonderful friends, good health, a free country to live in, my working laptop, my cozy bed, my blue sweats, my indoor toilet(s)...the list goes on. I'm sure all of you have a special list too. God is so good, all the time. Thank you, Lord!
Oceans of blessings, Sharon (picture: First Thanksgiving in South Carolina (06) at Mama Leaf's assisted living home).