Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This week ushers in the SEASON OF GIVING for all of us. We are toting up (or down) our Christmas decorations to get ready for all the company and gift giving.

It has been a tradition in our family to give to others in this SEASON. 

There are hundreds of businesses giving turkey dinners this week--if you haven't planned on participating you should, it just makes you feel so appreciative of all that you have.

I will never forget a year when I was in my twenties, my hubby was in the Air Force and we lived away from home.  The company I was working for was going to bless a family with groceries for Thanksgiving, a tree and all the trimmings for Christmas.

I volunteered to go along and be one of the presenters.  We went to a community of native americans who lived outside the city.  They had several children and when I entered the home I was taken back. I had grown up in a middle class family, never went hungry and always had plenty of clothes to wear and  a nice bed to sleep in.

This family lived in a dwelling with a dirt floor, the children slept in cardboard boxes with some kind of bedding. When the mother accepted the food and gifts she cried and cried. I have never been the same!!!!!!!

During this SEASON--don't forget the unfortunate.

Linking withabcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com  for ABC Wednesday



Leslie: said...

Our Thanksgiving is long over and we're just thinking about getting our decorations out - although some people are already ready for the season! :D Have a great Thanksgiving!

abcw team

Terra said...

Amen to your words about sharing.

Carver said...

Sharing is so important. Great post. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

yeah, STUFF is increasingly unimportant to me.
SHARING - good!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

There is nothing like giving and sharing ourselves with others.
One year our granddaughters and Hubby and I helped with Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. Their gratitude and pleasure for a good hot meal was reward enough and a great experience for the girls too.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely post for 'S' ~ Won't start Xmas decorating until after Thanksgiving ~ enjoy ^_^ ~ (A Creative Harbor)

ps. Many seem to be decorating earlier this year.

Mama Pajama said...

yes, it's definitely a great time of year to think about the effects colonialism and oppression have had on the Native American community, such as the desecration of their own culture and spiritual practices. there are many initiatives this time of year to help donate heating fuel to reservations in desperate need of help. enjoy your holiday ~

The French Hutch said...

Hi Ann, What a beautiful message to share this Thanksgiving holiday. We must not forget those in need and not able to have what we think as a traditional holiday. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving.

The French Hutch

Lea said...

It's a shame we don't think more of giving all year instead of just now.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Lea's Menagerie

Danielle said...

Amen!! We begin the holiday season that I wish would prevail all year long.

Pride In Photos said...

Great meaningful post!!!! What a wonderful way to use the letter "S".

Ann said...

We are having a Christmas in the park this week.

Kate said...

Thank you for the STORY which is both SAD and uplifting. Now that Thanksgiving is past, I'm happy to SAY that our family has been indeed fortunate. We, too, have volunteered with Meals on Wheels to do our part, SMALL as it is. Kate, ABC Team

Chubskulit Rose said...

Thanks for the reminder! Hubby and I make it a point to send my family back home somethings for Christmas.

Hooray, I finally get my PC back so I am playing catch up with all of the S entries this week.

SketcheS, please come and see.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I also enjoyed reading your most recent post and seeing all of the ways your church will be sharing during these holidays. Here's one way I like to share year-round: http://myplacetoyours.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-collision-and-thanksgiving.html Join me!

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