Happy Thanksgiving…A time to be thankful. I never realized how many holidays had the words “happy” or “merry” attached to the day or the season prior to taking my current job as bereavement counselor. I soon became aware that these words frequently have a hollow ring for many during the holidays. But as we begin this stretch of the holidays, I encourage you to focus on the true meaning of Thanksgiving, for there are many things for which we can be thankful. Memories are precious. Share some of those with a friend this holiday season. It may mean that you have to make the choice to be thankful. But I believe as you do, you will feel it in your spirit.
If you are struggling this season, we at hospice will be glad to help in any way we can. We are offering a holiday memorial service on Wednesday, December 2 @ 6:00pm outside at the Hospice Office. We are located at 9711 E. Pike Rd. in Cambridge. It is open to the public. Feel free to bring someone with you to honor your loved ones. I invite you to come and share the evening with the hospice staff. It will be a short service, including a candle lighting. A time of refreshments will follow. Dress warm. Hope to see you there.
Many other activities are lined up for the upcoming month as well. Hope to see you soon.
November 10–Lunch group @ noon @ Belmont County Museum in Barnesville.(Bring your own lunch and we’ll eat together)
November 11– “Lunch Bunch” 12:00 @ Mr. Lee’s. An informal time to eat and share with others who have experienced a loss. Call for information.
November 19- Breakfast at Patty’s Place @9:00 a.m. (Note the date change due to holiday)
Feel free to contact me with any questions at 432-7440.
Terri Wootton MSW, LISW, ACHP-SW