Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of the year as we celebrate the family and friends we have, while remembering the ones that may not be with us today. I share a day a long time ago – when I sat at “the kids table” with my siblings, dreaming of the day when my sister got out of the highchair, allowing me to be advanced to the main table. Daddy was the best turkey-carver in the world; leaving not a scrap of meat on the carcass. Perhaps it’s an “engineering thing” or perhaps, it’s just “a daddy thing”.
My favorite part of Thanksgiving Day continues to be “The Table” because while there may be different faces around the table; it’s always filled with loving family, friends and laughter.
I give extra thanks this year to a dear friend, Molly MacDonald, Founder of The Pink Fund. Her work is so loving — supporting those who need financial assitance while undergoing breast cancer treatment to make ends meet – sometimes simply getting food on a table for their family. Molly has a wonderful gift of connecting people who may be able to help one another. She gave me the gift this year of meeting another remarkable, giving person — Donna Yost.
Molly shared the mission of THE LIFE CHEST and Donna’s quest to see a million families owning their own Life Chest in order to preserve their memories. Molly shared, “I don’t know if Donna’s company would be hiring, but it’s the kind of work that has your name all over it, Jill. I would love for the two of you to meet, regardless of what the future holds”. Well that day happened just last month, on my birthday, and I began my work with THE LIFE CHEST helping others to leave a legacy and to keep memories alive.
I’m grateful for the introduction to Donna and her awesome team that I can now call my family. The faces around the table may change but the love at the table remains the same.
Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving…full of fond memories.