I am thankful for Festival of Trees.... I try to be there on opening night to purchase something and see all of the beautiful trees.
I am reminded of all the years I decorated a tree with my wonderfully creative and generous sis-in-law--Sandy... we had a lot of fun coming up with ornament ideas and getting work parties together to make it happen for the Pharmacy guild. We had a black and white cow tree and an angel tree and a nativity tree and a tall soldier tree...and many others. We always wanted the trees to be sold on opening night-- and felt so sad when this didn't happen, but eventually all of the trees found a home.
I loved the time spent working on a Bubba Belnap Skiing bear tree and a Sarah Belnap Angel tree with a wonderful group of friends. We worked and cried and worked some more. It was very therapeutic.
Festival of trees is such a wonderful, worthy fundraiser for Primary children's hospital. This hospital saved my Laila's life.....and I am grateful for any help we can give them.
I am thankful.
30 Days of thanks has been a good goal and an exhausting goal.
I am thankful for be done. I know that sounds like I'm ungrateful, which is not true at all. It's hard to put into writing every day something meaningful that I am thankful for. Something that touched me, or reminded me to count my many blessings. I am glad I make myself do this each year though. It's a good exercise in gratitude..... and now we are ready for December!