Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanks Giving

Thanksgiving came and went and we are still counting our blessings. One of the greatest blessings has been my dad's journey on the cancer coaster. Come to find out it looks like he has had the cancer for years and had no idea. His doctor called him on Friday morning with news that you just can't keep to yourself! My dad is CANCER FREE! The doctor reported that the cancer had started to spread outside of the prostate but he got it all, along with clear margins and clear lymph nodes! He will be going in for more tests in a few weeks, then months and hopefully eventually once a year. My dad is recovering so well and feeling better with each new day. It has been amazing watching him heal!

We have been so blessed by such sweet people in our lives and we can't thank you enough for giving your time to our family with your prayers, cards, emails, meals...This truly is what Thanksgiving is all about, it's two words. Thanks Giving. Don't stop giving thanks just because Thanksgiving day is over.... continue to count your blessings and thank those who have blessed you.

The holiday season is here and our calendars are filling up with parties, dinners and such. We're busy and seem to get stuck in the hustle and bustle. Don't let this season get away without giving to others daily. You don't have to physically give gifts everyday. Give your time, or a smile or encourage someone. Give something of yourself everyday to at least one person. We're all on budgets these days but money doesn't bring happiness. You wouldn't believe what a genuine smile can do to a stranger at the grocery store, or letting someone over on the freeway with a smile, sending a note to a friend to let them know you care, picking up something small and dropping it off on a loved ones porch without saying who it's from. There are so many things we can do to make this world a better place.
It starts with me and you. Can you imagine what a wonderful world this would be if we all lived by this everyday? I might be dreaming a bit but don't let a day go by this month without serving someone.

Lots to be thankful for...keep on giving!

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