Friday, 29 November 2013

30 Days of Thankful | Days 23-29

This week we have free entry to London's Museums, progress, being organised, the first-aiders, old friends, togetherness and giving. 
If you would like to know more about Food Bank in the UK, go here.  UK shoppers might also like to know that Tesco is collecting donations in store this weekend and will add another 30% in value to what you donate. 
I'll show Saturday's page next week.
You can learn more about this month-long project from Cathy Zielske here.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I am thankful for you, Ruth, and that you share your life with us. I am thankful to watch someone meet life's challenges head on with a can-do attitude. And you do that. I am thankful that you have a wonderful husband to cuddle with, particularly when the challenges seem tough.

I grew up with a father whom I loved more than anyone on earth who was in an accident that nearly destroyed his right hand, and he never let it handicap him. He was an overcomer to the point that I never thought of him as a handicapped person, nor did anyone who knew him. He had been a world class hunter, and was so good that as a young man of 19 he had been offered a position as a safari guide with Cottar Safaris in Kenya after hunting with them one summer/fall. He didn't want to leave home and declined the offer, and after the Great Depression, he continued to hunt stateside in the US and Canada. Then he had the accident, but he kept on hunting and desperately tried to fight in WWII, writing to each branch of the military to try and talk them out of his 4-F classification. He desperately wanted to help England.

I am so I thankful for his influence in my life and for his love. He died when I was young, but I had a lifetime of love from him. For that, I give eternal thanks.

debs14 said...

Oh dear, the cuts and bruises that boys collect! My son was always throwing himself around on the playground and constantly bruised. He didn't realise that football on grass is more forgiving than a concrete playground.
The food bank is such a good idea isn't it? At our school the different houses are competing against each other to get donations for the local food bank. With over 1000 students in school and 140 staff, I think it's fair to say that the donation is going to be tremendous.

Sian said...

Food banks are a brilliant idea. I love what Tescos are doing and I've been very impressed with what I've read about Pret a Manger's way of helping out too.

Denise said...

I've been feeling very thankful of late, sometimes i forget to sit down and think about the good things- and reading your post has been lovely.x

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