Lots of thoughts running around in my head, so forgive me if I seem all over the place here. Just watched the Hurricane Sandy television event to raise money for the victims of this horrific tragedy. I am embarrassed to admit, I wasn't aware of just how devastating this storm was. I mean, yes, I live on the East Coast, and still have friends without power, but that's as bad as it got here. But Jersey, New York...I'm speechless at these photographs. Here I am, yackin' away about my kids, home decor, etc etc, and a great deal of my fellow East Coasters have had their homes and entire towns just in ruins. But if there's one good thing that comes out of these tragedies, it's the evidence of good in the world. People who rally together to make things ok again. People who donate their time, money, clothing, homes, anything, to help the burden of those who have lost so much. If you missed the TV special, you can go to Red Cross' website right here and donate. No amount is too small. Rally with me and let's help our East Coast, what do you say?
I had planned on writing a post about a favorite Thanksgiving tradition of mine. I didn't know if it was too soon, gabbing about ways to decorate my home when so many had lost theirs. But I decided it was actually the perfect time to write this post. What better time than now to appreciate what we're thankful for? It sucks (pardon my language, but it does) that it often takes a tragedy to open our eyes to how good we have it, doesn't it? Wouldn't it be nice to be thankful every day? Well this Thanksgiving tradition that I started last year helps our family do just that.
I also recalled this one immediately...
Had no idea when I threw them in a baggie last year, how powerful they'd be this November. I think I'll throw old and new ones up every year, and the older the better. How cool would it be in 10 years, to show my daughter her thankful scribbles?
So there's my Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition for you. I hope you'll try it. It's a lovely reminder for us of all we're thankful for, and have been in the past.
For those of you affected by Hurricane Sandy, I have you in my prayers. God bless you, your families, your homes, your towns. And may you find comfort, warmth, and relief much, much sooner than you think. XO
As for the rest of us, let's head on over to RedCross right now!