Thanksgiving is one of the best times in our society for family and friends to come together to appreciate what is good; to share good food, friendship, and love for one another. I am reminded that I have much to be grateful for when I consider the families who have recently experienced the devastating fires in California. Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have endured this historical tragedy!
What can one do or say to others who are “sitting in” grief and sorrow? We can show we care by doing one little thing to help them or comfort them. And beyond this holiday time of giving thanks we can continue to show our appreciation for the life we have by giving back. We can volunteer and serve where we see there is a need. We can comfort others who need comfort within our personal and professional relationships. And we can encourage those who may not “see” what they can be grateful for with a message to “Take each day to find one thing that gives comfort and appreciation no matter how small.” It can be as little as a hot cup of coffee in morning or a day when the sun is shining. May you find one thing that you are grateful for every day, no matter how small, and encourage others to do the same!
Happy Thanksgiving to All our ATE Members!