Giving Thanks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones.  It’s always been my favorite day to spend with family and friends.  For the first time in many years, all of our children live on the east coast, therefore my husband and myself were able to drive to Maryland to spend time with them and their families.  It was wonderful!

Our grandchildren were so much fun to hang out with! It was very heartwarming to not only learn of their interests but what they are thinking about at this time in their lives. When asked where they would like to go to grab some dinner one night, “SUSHI!” they all exclaimed at once.  What a different time we live in now, but I must admit I was very glad to hear the news and sushi it was.

During our drive back to Maine in all kinds of weather, I had time to reflect on all the things in this world that I am so, so thankful for and how important it is to not take any of our blessings for granted.  It is so easy to take a few minutes out of our busy day to say or think of all we have to be thankful for in our lives.  Simple, really and it feels so good and right, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

So, before we run on to the next holiday with all of its hustle and bustle, please take a moment each day and say your thanksgivings quietly to yourself.  It will bring you great joy!


Mary Eads, Executive Director