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Are You Ready for Christmas?

by Laural Porter

Posted on November 3, 2007 at 12:45 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

Me neither.

It makes me a little anxious to hear about all the retailers
already having doorbuster sales.
Let's enjoy the serenity of Thanksgiving first.

At our house, my Dad is coming down from Montana, my Uncle up from
Eugene, and my brother-in-law and sister-in-law over from McCall, Idaho.
We'll all sit down together around the Thanksgiving table for conversation, and of course, turkey and all the trimmings.
We all look forward to it each year. No gifts. Just a time to be together.

It's a time to embrace all we are thankful for, and that includes the ability
to put food on the table for our loved ones.

Not all of our neighbors can do that this season.
I recently hosted a charity event for the Oregon Food bank, where
the shelves are practically bare.
I learned in an average month,almost 200,000 people, including 70,000 children eat a meal from an emergency food box in our area.

What better way to celebrate our blessings than to help make sure all families can enjoy Thanksgiving, and the days before and after, without
worry about where their next meal will come from.

Here's a link to the Oregon Food Bank where you can donate.

Christmas will be here soon enough.
And after Thanksgiving, I'll celebrate it with gusto.
I do love getting the Thanksgiving paper with all the holiday ads.

But,for now, it's time to be thankful,and to share the bounty.