Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! And what could be more wonderful than a holiday with so much great food involved? Even for me, an admittedly mediocre chef, friends, family and (admittedly again) food take center stage. I quizzed all available staff and clients to put together a new “complete the phrase” activity about Thanksgiving. The query was one with which you may be familiar . .
I’m thankful for . . .
. . .friends and family.
. . .that there is a place like Respite.
. . .opportunities.
. . .God*, who gave me another chance to start over here at the Respite, and new beginnings.
. . .the Lord who is watching over me, keeping me clean and sober, and who brought me here.
. . .blue skies and sunshine.
. . .that I have the Lord and for everything I have, although I hope some things will improve.
. . .faith, family, friends, food, forgiveness, and fudge.
Also, we’re thankful to our extended “family” of volunteers, donors, supporters, staff members, friends, board members, and those who follow us online or via newsletter. Your support is incredible and we are incredibly thankful for it. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
*The Respite is secular and we welcome a diverse set of men and women with varying beliefs and backgrounds. The intention here is to let each client’s voice be heard, not to promote a particular belief system.