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Early Giving Thanks Dinner

Yesterday I awoke with what seemed like the start of a winter cold, not a bit surprising with our first snow flurries in the air. I decided against going to church, opting instead to spend the day nursing my symptoms while hoping they would go away. This decision meant I would also miss out on the early Thanksgiving dinner at church too.

As luck and love would have it, I would be given good reason to give thanks anyway. I received a call from my friend (and boss) who had attended the dinner at Hope United Methodist Church . "I gathered you up some food and want to bring it to you," she said. Now, how awesome that was!

Jenny arrived with several plates of food for me -- turkey and all the trimmings. As you can see, plenty for dessert too, including the church's famed buckeye candy!

Yes, I shared a bit of turkey with my dog Valentino, and gave him the hug I could not give my friend Jenny, as she did not want to share my germs! And, I shed a few tears of gratitude as my friend drove away.

This is but a simple reminder for me that no matter life's weather, there's always a bit o' sunshine to be found. For that truth I give thanks.

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wolfgirl569 wrote on November 23, 2015, 3:43 PM

That was very sweet of her to think of doing that. Glad that you still got to enjoy the dinner

RuthCox wrote on November 23, 2015, 3:48 PM

Yes, it was sweet, and she included enough turkey for the dog as she knew I would give some to him too.

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 23, 2015, 8:14 PM

That is very sweet and kind of your friend. It is special to have true friends who care.

RuthCox wrote on November 23, 2015, 8:37 PM

Jenny can be sweet when she wants to be, ha! I am so lucky to have many good friends who make me feel special.

lookatdesktop wrote on November 23, 2015, 10:58 PM

I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for it.

BarbRad wrote on November 24, 2015, 12:36 AM

God never forgets us. I'm happy you were encouraged by this expression of love from your friend.

RuthCox wrote on November 24, 2015, 9:08 AM

You're welcome, lookatdesktop and thank you for reading my early thanksgiving post.

RuthCox wrote on November 24, 2015, 9:24 AM

Indeed He does not, BarbRad and as you well know, I've had to lean on friends a lot in the past few months. Thank Goodness their support and encouragement is ever-present.

CoralLevang wrote on November 27, 2015, 6:08 PM

How lovely to have such thoughtfulness. emoticon :smile: You are a lucky lady! And I hope you feel better soon!

RuthCox wrote on November 27, 2015, 10:27 PM

How right you are that I am one lucky lady!