Create Thankful Thursdays

Nov. 25, 2020

For years now, I have used Thursdays as my thanks-giving day. That is, I set aside time to say thanks in prayer each Thursday rather than ask for things or wait for the annual holiday to show my gratefulness. I spoke once before of looking at the glass as half-full, and I’d also like to share part of a thanks-giving list I created not long before my mother died from Alzheimer’s. Looking at her strengths rather than her weaknesses at that time, I wrote that:

  • Her health is still relatively good
  • She can walk and talk
  • She can feed herself and has a good appetite
  • She accepts taking her medicine
  • She entertains others with facial expressions
  • She still holds her head upright and watches things around her
  • She still responds in a way that lets you know she understands
  • She’s still my Mom

🙋Your Turn: What can you put on your thanks-giving list as a caregiver?

Published by Ardella

I am a retired educator and a Christian Education director. My passion is teaching and writing. My book, Learning to Love Olivia, chronicles my journey in caring for my mother during her season with Alzheimer's.

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