By Bea Rodgers
Member, CommUNITY Living Committee
For many people, November marks the beginning of winter and the holiday season. While the weather may still be nice with sun and no humidity, many start thinking about the cold weather, similar to how many animals approach this time of the year: squirrels are storing up nuts and food for the winter, many birds fly south (and so do some people); bears hibernate (and some of us would like to do the same).
While we may all hope for a warm winter, the coming of the Thanksgiving holiday can also bring us a warm feeling in our hearts and minds as we focus on all that we have to be thankful for this year. Often, it is a time when we take stock of the many things we have to be grateful for: family, friends, health, new opportunities, another year and anticipation of what it will bring.
The CommUNITY Living Committee will be bringing messages of thankfulness to all residents and staff again this year. We have developed some additional messages to accompany those from last year expressing the many opportunities for giving thanks. A card with a message will be put in everyone’s cubby the beginning of Thanksgiving week. We suggest that each person’s card be posted on his/her shelf. The cards are a reminder of the many positives that may be in our lives. We are grateful for the opportunities and friends here at Riderwood and hope that others are, too!
“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
― Todd Stocker