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.
What are you most thankful for?
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse