Thanks Giving

Thank You is my favorite phrase. I shall take this opportunity of Thanksgiving Day to use it liberally and with love…

Thank you to my friends, scattered far and wide, most of whom I have never met. They are always there for me in whatever way they can be.

Lisa, Sharla, David, Jennifer, Ann. You have my thanks and my heart.

My husband and I have been shopping at the same store for 10 years now. It’s not the greatest grocery store but it has always had the best people working there.  Always kind, always helpful.

Since the middle of October my husband’s health has been declining rapidly. He can no longer accompany me to the grocery store. The kindness and concern of the lovely people who work there touches my heart.  Mark the Deli/Bakery Manager – I swear I couldn’t shop without him. Tuul, my favorite cashier. Merrely at the Customer Service Desk, a lovely lady in the bakery department who doesn’t wear a name tag.

Wednesday when I was shopping Mark and the bakery lady made sure I got my husband’s favorite bread. Merrely ran my lottery tickets before I even asked for them, Tuul asked if I had by chance forgotten some of the items that I buy every week – she knows I’m a little stressed.

Everyone of these lovely people sent their regards and good wishes to my husband.  I can’t thank them enough.

Thanks for Ruth the day concierge in my building.  She makes the package delivery people bring the heavy bulky packages to our door. If she hasn’t seen me for a few days and I get a package she will deliver it herself and make sure she sees me. Ruth keeps an eye on us, and I’m thankful for that.

Thanks for Rizwan – the fellow who delivers from Paisano’s. We usually order in on Wednesday and he is always the one who delivers our food. Last week my husband answered the door instead of me and Rizwan asked “Where is my sister? Is she ok?”  Yesterday when I answered the door he said “So good to see you my sister. How is the Sir?”  My husband shouted out a hello from inside the apartment. We wished each other a happy holiday.  How nice is that?

And thanks to all the Uber drivers who load and unload my grocery bags and even bring them inside the building for me. They don’t have to do that. I thankful that they do.

So many people who impact my life on a daily basis, who are kind and thoughtful.

For all of these people I ask the Universe to rain down every blessing on them, just as I am blessed that the Universe have sent these people into my life.

6 thoughts on “Thanks Giving

  1. Oh dear, Grace! We love you and G to pieces. I won’t say I’m sorry for your struggles because I know that’s not what you want to hear. I will say how much I appreciate your friendship for all these years, your wisdom, intelligence, different perspective and fun stories! You are forever a bright light in this world so full of disconnect and virtual everything. And I am so grateful that we found each other and stay connected.


    1. Oh dear daughter of my heart – I’ve literally watched you grow up these, what 16-17 years. I’ve watched you grow into a terrific human being – SO terrific. My wish for you is to appreciate and celebrate YOURSELF as much as other people do. So much love to you – 💞


  2. I’m pretty sure this won’t surprise you but this made my eyes leak. It makes my heart happy you have all these wonderful people who care so much for you and G. I will always be thankful to have you in my life. I don’t have the words to express the impact you’ve made on me but I know for sure I wouldn’t be who I am today without you. J and I both send our love to you and G today. It’s just the two of us today since my mom now has Covid. She’s doing okay and we’re looking forward to a quiet day together. Love you, Grace!

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