Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wishing You All A Blessed Thanksgiving




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I've no doubt that your homes are filled with friends and family and that your kitchen is filled with good smells and dirty dishes today. Sending safe travel prayers for those of you who will be traveling and thinking of those who are alone during this season.

When I went into town to buy groceries the other day, I ran into a number of elderly gentlemen who looked as if they could use a kind word. All of them were in motorized carts and seemed to be struggling. I was visiting with a friend and one gentleman was searching for ground cloves so I took him to the spice aisle in order to help. Alas, no ground cloves. However, I must have taken the last jar about 15 minutes earlier so I dug into my cart and gave him my jar. He was reluctant to accept it, but I assured him that I could easily stop at another store. 

At the second store, I ran into a gentleman who was peering intently into the freezers that held the tv dinners. His wife is housebound and he was looking for a turkey dinner. It broke my heart. I told him to come to our home, but we live so far out. He had trouble seeing, as he had forgotten his 'blasted glasses'. :) I told him that I had the same problem without glasses and asked him if I might be able to help him. I'll bet we surveyed the offerings for 20 minutes as we visited. He finally settled on pork ribs and then thanked me for taking the time to help him and for the visit.

At the third store, I noticed a man trying to decide what he could buy with the $20 he had. He was contemplating the yogurt and a store employee approached him and offered his assistance. The gentleman had Down's Syndrome and the clerk was incredibly kind and helpful. This is my favorite grocery store in town. The employees are always especially thoughtful. It's refreshing and appreciated.

I am always in such a hurry when I am in town because I dislike being there so much, but the good Lord knows when to slow me down and take heed of those who might appreciate a friendly smile or helping hand.

I found the following online, but my prayer is that I am mindful of this each and every day, not just on Thanksgiving.

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11 comments:

KaHolly said...

You are so sweet! Happy Thanksgiving! XO

carol fun said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Karin... I'm trekking to my older son's house... all of 2 blocks away...LOL... bringing lots of food but I don't have to clean my house so I consider that a plus.

It was sweet of you to spend a few minutes helping out those lost souls at the grocery... but I wouldn't have expected any less of you. My local grocery store has quite a few senior citizens and I always seem to end up in a conversation or two... seems to make them happy and it sure makes me day !

Scrap and quilts said...

Bless you. Amen! ;^)

Janet O. said...

A beautiful post! Thank you for sharing your shopping experiences. I am glad you were there for those elderly souls.
I'm sure your kindness brightened their days!

LaVerne Bevers said...

That touched my heart. Happy Thanksgiving Karin.

Tired Teacher said...

A beautiful post! The gentlemen you helped were no doubt deeply touched by your kindness. Thank you for reaching out to them and for making them feel special.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend

Dorian said...

Amen! Happy Thanksgiving Karin.

Linda Ault said...

Touched my heart too! Bless you

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Dear Desert Angel,
God planted you where you needed to be to brighten the day of some lonely elderly souls. Have a wonderful holiday. So thankful you blog and share!!!

Margaret said...

What a gift you have shared on your blog today. I hope you and your family had a beautiful day.

Michigan Gal said...

Thank you for posting this. Such good reminders in a world that requires speed and self-involvement. Blessings to you and your family, dear friend.

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