Well it is that time of the year again, when the phrase “Happy Thanksgiving” can be heard throughout the community. The phrase itself can bring up memories of family gatherings, special “secret” recipes for stuffing and the American tradition of sitting down at a table and sharing food with one another. We have after all, an abundance of things for which to be thankful.
For example, we can be thankful that fun activities and delicious meals are provided for us daily. That services such as healthcare, housekeeping and maintenance are available to us daily. That old friendships can easily be maintained and new friendships easily made. In fact, just being able to live in a LifeCare Retirement Community such as Kirby Pines is a way of thanking ourselves for years of hard work and good planning. After all, so many others are less fortunate, having little more than the clothes on their backs after the devastating hurricanes earlier this year and the more recent fires in California.
This year as you celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to be thankful for even the small things in you life. Such as the small framed photo of spouse, or family member on your nightstand; or the personal note in a greeting card you have been saving for years. It is all too easy to forget how much these small things mean to us, until they are lost or damaged. More importantly, make time to let your fellow Kirby residents know just how thankful you are that they are here to dine with you, or play cards with you or just check-in on you from time to time. Remember, Thanksgiving is more than just sharing that “secret” family recipe for stuffing; it is a time to reflect on our blessings, past and future. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!