Happy Thanksgiving & Chanukah

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.  ~Melody Beattie

The residents at Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan made hand turkeys.  Crystal, a Caregiver, led the discussion on Thanksgiving traditions while they made their project.  Some called it “dressing” and others “stuffing”.  Some looked forward to the turkey while others the pumpkin pie.  She also asked for what they were most thankful.  Phyllis, pictured in the center, was most thankful for her daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren.  Craig, pictured on the right, is thankful for his family and aviation.

Azura Memory Care also polled their employees with that same question and got some great responses.

  • “Memories. Those I have, those that I’m making, and those yet to be made”
  • “Supportive mother-In law”
  • Josh for believing in me”
  • “The gift of laughter”
  • “My voice”
  • MOSAIC Moments
  • “The stillness on a winter morning”
  • “The sound of a wind chime”
  • “Those who have gone before us”
  • “The smell of baking bread”
  • “That chocolate is part of my life – Yum”
  • “A surgeon who helped me walk again”
  • “My mother’s untimely death that I may now share with others”
  • “For the beauty of a flickering candle”
  • “The phoenix to give us hope”
  • “The Lord’s strength”
  • “The power of prayers”
  • “The love of family and friends”
  • “…working with an amazing group of people…blessed to have a job where I get the warm fuzzies from hearing core value stories…especially thankful for my husband…”

What are you most thankful for?


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