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Living a life of thanksgiving means appreciating life's events: from the minute to the fullest. Thanksgiving is not just the last Thursday of November, where we overindulge in rich food; rather, it should be a time for a specific purpose with an assignment to make a difference. This means every waking moment should be full of thanksgiving and gratitude. But why? And how?
As a passionate kingdom seeker, author Eunice Badaki talks about how our lives are given to us as a gift. We have been given great stewardship over our lives, and every action, word spoken, and decisions made will be accounted for before the lord, Jesus Christ. Christ gave up his life so that we could live; therefore, we should treat our life-and the lives of others-with the utmost respect.
Thanksgiving is the act of worshipping and appreciating the Almighty God who gave us life. We all have challenges as a result of being part of a broken worldly system. However, we have the opportunity to orient our thought processes toward a more meaningful and purposeful existence. Badaki eloquently shares her beliefs, supported by Biblical scriptures, that with the right attitude towards God and our fellow human beings, we can live with gratitude, appreciation, reverence, honor, praise, and worship.
A caregiving day keeps you running. A caregiving day also keeps you feeling. In our book of poems, 15 family caregivers write what about what they experience in their moments. Our poets care for parents, spouses and children. A few share a viewpoint from a place of life after caregiving has ended. We all want to make the most of the moments we have in each day. A Caregiving Day is also a way for us to help. We'll use the proceeds from our book sales to fund our CareGifters program operated through The Center for Family Caregivers, our non-profit organization. As often as we can, we send $500 to help a family caregiver in need. Because, when you ask for help, we want to be there for you. We're here to make your caregiving and after caregiving days easier.
Each year, Mrs. Cottontail baked Thanksgiving pies for her friends and neighbors. A new family of rabbits moved into the village, and one of the children took one of Mrs. Cottontail's carrot pies. Seeing how poor the new family was, Mrs. Cottontail and her friends forgave them. On Thanksgiving Day, all the rabbits in the village carried gifts to the new family. Mrs. Cottontail baked them a pie, and they all sat down to Thanksgiving dinner.
Any news, mother?" asked Edna one Friday afternoon when she came home from school. "There's a letter from grandma," replied Mrs. Conway after kissing the lips held up to hers. "There isn't any real news in it, but there is an invitation." "What kind of an invitation?" "A Thanksgiving kind." "Oh, mother, what do you mean?" "I mean that grandma wants us all to spend an old-fashioned Thanksgiving with her; the kind she used to have when she was young. She says she and grandpa are both getting old and they may not be able to have the whole family there together again." "And are we going?" "Yes, I think so." "The whole family?" "I think perhaps you and I will go on a day or two ahead and let the others follow. Celia and the boys can come with your father, who probably could not get off till Wednesday afternoon. Grandma asks that I bring my baby with me." "And that means me," returned Edna, hugging herself. "How long shall we stay, mother?" "That depends upon several things which will have to be learned later, so I can't tell just yet." Edna danced off to hunt up her brothers that she might tell them the news. She found them in their little workshop over the stable. Charlie was making a new box to put in his pigeon house and Frank was watching him. They had not seen their little sister since Monday for she and her sister Celia went to school in the city, remaining until the Friday afternoon of each week.
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