“We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
— John F. Kennedy
It’s November, and my favorite holiday is coming up. I just love Thanksgiving!
It’s a special time when you acknowledge people and give thanks for all our blessings.
November 13th was World Kindness Day. It’s just the perfect warm-up to Thanksgiving, giving us a timely opportunity to experience how good it feels to help others.
In October, my family participated in the Walk to End Alzheimers in memory of my mom. With the generous help and donations from family and friends, we raised $3,800 for Team Camille. My brother Bob was the team captain, and my brother Joe was there too, pushing my dad in a wheelchair. Dad is using a walker now, and could never have managed the 3-mile course without a little help. We were all on a mission to remember my mom; it was her 1-year anniversary of being an Angel in Heaven.
This is us before the walk. We are all ready for the adventure.
We took the opportunity this event provided us to share the activity of giving back with both Tosi grandsons, Alex and John Robert. The boys were able to experience first-hand how good it feels to help someone else and to help a cause. My sister-in-law, Michelle, and I also did the walk. For Michelle, the walk had a double meaning: her mom died from Alzheimer’s several years ago.
My main message to you this month is simply to remind you that one of the best ways to give thanks for your blessings is to pay it forward with small acts of giving.
You can come up with your own list of things, such as: making a donation, thanking people, sending notes, sharing food and….the list can go on and on. I challenge you to think of what you’re going to do this Thanksgiving to help someone. What will you do?
I am really looking forward to spending Thanksgiving Day with my husband and son, Mom and Dad Sasso, Jeneen, Lauren, Nick, Mia and Paul at Jeneen’s house. My Dad and brother Bob will be spending Thanksgiving over at Joe and Michelle’s house with Brian, Jessica and Alex.
This year I have so much to be thankful for, and I especially want to let you know that I am thankful for you as a reader, a client, a colleague, or a friend. I appreciate all your support and encouragement.
I hope you are also looking forward to celebrating this holiday post-covid. It’ s so nice to be able to gather and celebrate together.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!