Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  Why?  Because I actually take some time to reflect upon and give thanks for the many gifts in my life…like you!

This morning Cal and I were exercising together.  Now that we’re both through COVID, we can do that.  Of course, we’re doing it responsibly.  We were talking about what we’re thankful for and had discussed many things.  Cal is an easy person to have these discussions with.  I’m thankful for his friendship.

One of the things we both agreed upon is that we’re thankful when people allow us to help them in some way.  Me personally, I need to work on allowing people to help me.  I like to be that person helping others and forget that people like to help me too.  Cal and I both agreed that all of you join us and graciously allow us to help you with so much dignity and gratitude.  That’s such a gift to all of us that volunteer and help each other in some way.  We’re thankful for YOU!

Thank YOU for sharing your journey of living with MS and for allowing us to help you in some way.  I’m truly thankful for that opportunity.  When we help someone in some way, it brings us great joy.  So many of you help so many others in so many ways.  I’m thankful you get to experience that joy as well.  Happy Thanksgiving!  Even with so many confusing things going on in the world, we still have many blessings to be thankful for.  Let’s give thanks!

I sure miss getting together with all of you and hopefully we can get back together safely soon.  It’s good to see the COVID numbers in Wisconsin finally tapering off a bit.  Let’s all continue to do our part so we can get back together soon.

While we’re talking about COVID, let’s keep Shelli in our prayers as she goes through it.  We’re praying for you Shelli!  We’re praying for your Mom and her challenges too.  Stay strong and keep smiling!  Better days are ahead.

Last week, we had another amazing Zoom prayer group.  I just love the way we share, pray together and witness prayers being answered weekly.  Thanks goes to God and to everyone that joins us.  Again…amazing!

Our Zoom prayer group on Wednesday mornings are a great place to get together virtually, catch up a bit and give thanks.  Even though we can’t get together physically, it’s so nice to see all who joins us virtually.  It’s awesome seeing so many of you there laughing, listening, sharing, giving thanks and praying!

We’ll be doing it again tomorrow (Wednesday) @ 11:30am.  We’ll get together via zoom and share, talk, listen, give thanks, and pray in however God leads us.  It’s a way for all of us to get together virtually to catch up and be there for each other and with each other.  I hope you’ll join us!

Join Zoom Meeting with this link

Meeting ID: 826 8955 7013

Passcode: keepmoving

I hope you’ll join us on Zoom!

My heart goes out to all the people and families of the people that have been affected by COVID-19.  This is really getting serious and close to home.  Whether actually having it, being exposed to it, being affected by businesses being shut down, losing your job, working on the front line, etc.  These are tough times and we really need to take it seriously and do our part of practicing social distancing and all other recommendations.  I hope you and your family are safe.  Let’s keep everyone affected in our prayers and pray we all get through this as safely as we can.

As we all go through this pandemic together, I encourage you to share a smile with someone.  Perhaps you could give someone a call that you haven’t talked with for a while just to see how they’re doing.  This pandemic is tough in many ways.  We all could use a little extra love and encouragement during these times.

Let’s be thankful for all the doctors, nurses and everyone in the health care that are putting themselves at risk every day and every night as they serve those with the Coronavirus.  These are amazing, selfless, courageous people!  Let’s also give thanks to all the people in the world that are working diligently to develop testing equipment and ways to treat this Coronavirus.  Let’s also give thanks for all the people that are working diligently to produce protective gear, respirators, and any other medical equipment to help us get through this pandemic.

We may be inconvenienced in many ways but others have it much worse.  Let’s be thankful we have each other.  I know I’m thankful for you!

Let’s stay calm, focused, healthy, flexible, have faith and learn as much as we can about the challenges of each day and make good choices.

See you soon…better days are ahead!