Monday, November 15

Being Thankful and Thoughtful....

I LOVE the Holidays and everything that goes along with it.   Thanksgiving and Christmas is only 40 Days away...Even closer is the mailing date for packages. I have always used my Dad's Birthday (Dec. 09th) as the last to mail packages. We always lived far from family, but, worked hard to stay in touch through small gifts, letters and cards. I kinda miss the days of the handwritten letter and all the little surprises that it may contain. A new photo, a simple drawing or just the message...you were thought of today!  I sure wish I were still able to write or call my Grandmother (I miss her).

I will admit that with all the stuff that I am behind on doing for my shops...I don't make enough time to send cards to those who do not use computers. We all have them in our family, that one card would make a difference in their world. A VERY small moment out of our day is all is required. I am always amazed when I see people that will jump on every cause involving strangers. Don't get me wrong, they are important! Very important. But, don't forget those in your family or community that may not have any family near or have been forgotten. They may not even let on how alone they are. When I worked as a type of vendor in stores, I would look up at the customers from the near by retirement apartments and say hello. So many would look surprised to be spoken to. They were so used to going to the pharmacy and picking up a couple of food items and leaving the store without any human interaction. A simple "Hello" isn't too much to expect from humanity.

This holiday we will be looking into our own community to share a little love. I would love to be close to my grown children, but, that is not possible. I am lucky to still have my parents and a warm place to live. We have a coupon for a whole turkey that we will see if we can share with the local senior center. One turkey breast and maybe a little ham is enough for us. I am thankful for all the people in my life (those that are here and those who cannot be here).
One of my favorite songs
In My Life
Written by: Lennon-McCartney Recorded: 18, 22 October 1965
There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more