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“Grandchildren are treasures! Merry Christmas!” – Doc & Jeannette Meek

Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Today I am grateful for friends, spouses, significant others, children and grandchildren. And good good memories! – Doc Meek 

Here is a treasured letter I received from one of my grown sons (“All growed up”):

Dear Dad,

Christmas is here again [2012].
I am sitting here, alone yet surrounded, and I think I have some thoughts to pass on. Take them for what they are worth:
(1) Make a big deal about holidays & birthdays.
(2) Give children/grandchildren your unconditional love and support — and at least one big squeeze of a bear hug each time you first see each other.
(3) Play with your children and grandchildren when they are young, regardless of your differences with anyone.
(4) Sing to your children/grandchildren — [even if it’s torture to listen to you wreck perfectly good music]. 😮
(5) Share a laugh when kids make a mistake or spill something. I haven’t yet met anyone who hasn’t spilled something or made a mistake.
(6) Have patience. You will never look back on life and think you were too patient, but the opposite is not so true.
(7) Make your child’s favorite food, from scratch… no matter the inconvenience. Do it often!
(8) Create special family traditions that can be continued for generations, even if you have to be the first generation to do it.
One day all children will spend important moments without you, and he or she will look back and remember everything… and that will be all they have. I’m doing this today.
Love,
Your Son
……………
Thank you, Son! You’ve made my day, in many more ways than one!
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Doc Meek, Tues, Dec 25, 2012, South Jordan, Utah, USA

“Gratitude for Day of Thanksgiving.” – Doc Meek

Tuesday, October 12, 2010. I am grateful for Canadian Thanksgiving Day yesterday (2nd Monday in October), an “official” opportunity to celebrate with our families and friends our multitudinous blessings in Canada, similar to our multitudinous blessings in the United States, whose Thanksgiving Day comes later (4th Thursday in November). – Doc Meek, a citizen of both Canada and the United States.

Thanksgiving
Shopping for pumpkins for Thanksgiving in Ottawa‘s Byward Market

Image above and text below from Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(Canada)

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day (Canadian French: Jour de l’Action de grâce), occurring on the second Monday in October (since 1959), is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Although the original act of Parliament references God and the holiday is celebrated in churches, the holiday is now mostly celebrated in a secular manner.

“On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:

A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed … to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October.

“Canadian Thanksgiving coincides with Columbus Day in the United Statesand the Dia de la Raza in most of Latin America.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had the humility and teachability to learn to recognize and speak our gratitudes and our thanksgivings every day, many times a day? 😮

Thank you to those who originally gave thanks as pioneers!

Doc Meek, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Nose Hill Public Library, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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