November is a very special month for me. Not only was I born in November but it also contains one of the most important days of the year in my estimation………Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to reflect on all the blessings in our lives we take for granted each day and ponder how fortunate we are to enjoy them. We realize the importance of having wonderful families and friends who would do virtually anything for us and in return we would do the same for them. This is the day we usually get the chance to share a meal with them. Something we also can to be thankful for. It’s funny how you can remember these festive occasions from bygone years just because you’re with your loved ones and get to reminisce about the good times you experienced with family members and friends who are no longer with you.
As an organ recipient I realize how thankful I am for everyday that I am blessed to be here. I am thankful for the donor family who made that decision to donate their loved ones organs in such a time of distress. I am thankful for everyone involved in my transplant procedure’s success….
past and present. I am thankful for all the wonderful people I have met just because I had this transplant. I am thankful for all the work that they have done and are presently doing.
Throughout all the stress and strain you may be going through especially in these rough times, I urge you to think of all the blessings you have. Think of the family and friends you have that are like no others. Think of the person you are that is like no other. Think of the place where you live and the opportunity you have that is like no other. Count your blessings and you’ll be a happier person.
Thank you all…..HAPPY THANKSGIVING
PS – Save some of the white meat for me!