Posts Tagged ‘ giving thanks ’

WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE?

Nov 22nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

As the year closes, with Thanksgiving and Christmas and the other significant holidays that call to mind the rapid passing of the year, we are met with the interrogatory, What Could I Have Done?

Daily urgings and reminders suggest there is a whole variety of possible positive expressions of caring that can be exercised. It feels as if there are more and more people who recognize that giving stretches beyond one’s nuclear family and out into the universe of where we live and all those who need care and attention.

It appears that we are aware that having much doesn’t quite cover the demand upon us for giving much. Our need is to be sensitive to those whose lives have been wrecked on the shores of a very dangerous time. Jobs are lacking.



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 11/20/11

Nov 20th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

This Thanksgiving give thinking thankfulness a try for at least 16 hours of the day. Just for today or Thursday or whenever you are celebrating the occasion this year, lend yourself to thinking thankful thoughts. Write them down, if you wish. Post them on the refrigerator, but remove all else that would distract from them. Put up extra paper so that others may join in your exercise. Use bright, colorful markers. Come up with pithy and clever phrases. Don’t worry about spelling. It’s the thought that counts. Think Thankfulness. Add in some provocative art. Be creative. make the day and its expressions a masterpiece.

Be sure your first thought includes an invitation to others who may be in your kitchen on these holidays to join in expressing themselves. This is the creation of synergy. The more who participate, the more exciting and involving it becomes. Use your noodle. Tout your feelings. Don’t hold back. Tell someone who will be in your home how much you love them. Write in large