Joy of Sharing

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
November 16, 2007 2:58pm CST
During the past several years our family circle seems to be continually shrinking. I have become close with a cousin that I had very little contact with in earlier years due to our lifestyles being very different. He also lives alone. He phoned me today to ask what I would be cooking for Thanksgiving, and I told him that I am not cooking this year. This led me to come up with an idea that I believed would make him happy. I told him that my daughter is cooking and bringing my dinner to me and since she was saying last night that she would probably end up throwing food away, I asked him if he would like to receive a dinner from her. He was happy with that so I told him I would check with her. I knew she would be happy to give him dinner also. I call that killing two birds with one stone-she won't have to throw out food and he will get a nice dinner. Do you know anyone, family or other, who would be in need of a nice Thanksgiving dinner?
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• United States
17 Nov 07
That sounds great.I know he will have a great Thanksgiving.I don't know anyone personally who needs a good meal this Thanksgiving but I have donated food for food drives.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
All it takes is just one act of kindness to make the holidays brighter for someone, sarah. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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• United States
22 Nov 07
Happy Thanksgiving!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Personally I don't know anyone who won't be having a nice Thanksgiving meal. Your idea was wonderful. You must be a very caring and sharing person. Happy Thanksgiving to you.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I don't have a lot of material things, carolbee, but I just want everyone to be as happy and content as I am. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
17 Nov 07
That is a wonderful idea.. Though I don't know anyone personally, I do know that there are many in need if I remember right, doesn't Elder Beermans still have their annual Thanksgiving feast? If I ever get into an overflow of money,I would like to sponser an event like that
@vikceo (1301)
• India
17 Nov 07
Joy of sahring itself have its meaning, there is old proverb based on this is if we sahre our soorows it decreases and sharing happiness inceases the fun of happiness.sharing gives you a feeling that u have done something for other and in other words you have dione somrthing for ypurself as you feel content or satisfy when you help some body. i m having a website where we few of friends who are volunteers go to some basti wala kids or NGO's and share their feeling, distributes the sweets or celebrate our bday that gives us more satisfaction then going to a pub ornightclub and waste lots of money in paying amout for thst
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
That sounds like a very good idea, vikceo, and you are right about sharing making you feel good. Happy Thanksgiving!
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
17 Nov 07
I always used to love sharing my Thanksgiving dinners with my one neighbor. She is one of those that gets very depressed during the holiday season as she has no real family, well a sister but they are no longer talking to each other. So it was no problem sharing my dinners, but alas no more, as she became a strict vegetarian some years ago. Now I'm semi-vegan but I do still eat meats, but the thing that annoys me about her now, is that she has this "attitude" like how DARE you eat animals..yeesh...I was a vegetarian in my college days but that is what fouled up my metabolism and it triggered off low-blood sugar problems...since you have your own blood sugar problems then you can understand...low blood sugar can be just as pain in the "A" to have as diabetes
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
Yeah, pyewacket, I know how critical some people can be when they make a change. I just heard a doctor on the radio tonight talking about how being a vegan can cause a lot of harm to your system. People erroneously believe that it will make them ultra-healthy, but that just isn't always the case. Happy Thanksgiving!
@GardenGerty (116536)
• United States
16 Nov 07
Because of the gas situation, we are dragging out our full sized van, and taking my son and his family to Oklahoma, where we traditionally have Thanksgiving. They would not have been able to come and my son would have felt really left out, as Thanksgiving is the major production holiday in our family. Lots of family birthdays that week. I also just like to focus on being thankful, as well. I have checked with the one client I work with that I thought might be alone, and she is having a celebration with a close neighbor. I do not know of anyone else around here that I should check with. We often have lots of extras at my brother's house, including people who would otherwise be alone.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
21 Nov 07
You have a wonderful spirit of sharing, GG. I am glad you are able to do this for your son and his family. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!