Blood Drive in Loving Memory of
And Replenishment for Benny Cousins
Time and Place to be announced
Please stay tuned
During the Wednesday Food Truck
All Donors Will be Eligible for Wround-up Discounts!!
On the LifeShare Bus
ALL DONORS MUST HAVE PHOTO ID
Please Spread the Word and Share Life!
You could save a life!
(Please share with all connections to Baton Rouge)
If there is one thing I am going to try and take from this holiday, it is the truth that every day we should be thankful. Even though we lose those we love, we get sick, we get hurt, we feel broken, we feel frustrated, we feel empty or we feel alone, even after all of that–we still have alot. Look at the rebirth of new orleans. If we would have pouted and felt sorry for ourselves, we would have never recovered. The human heart is capable of immeasurable love and forgiveness. It is of our own volition that we can allow this love and forgiveness and, ultimately, gratitude to catalyze in our relationships. I heard this the other day: “The easiest way to get to heaven is to forgive.” I don’t know if that is true, but I know it helps us to live more thankfully. Yes, it is a process, and yes it takes time, but so what if you have to start small. Go ahead and start.
no matter what you do! The tiger band proudly pumped up the student section with that fun song and we had it stuck in our heads all night! It’s true that this past weekend was triumphant in the food, the football, and the company. The Cooks came to visit and we kicked it off with a lovely evening at Dante’s Kitchen. Our bellies thanked us after! Then, a back to back victory in Tiger Stadium and the Dome topped off the weekend. I also got to see my precious little sisters in Baton Rouge and visited with Darby and Matt on Sunday. It was a great starter to this thanksgiving week and got me thinking of one of my favorite reflections on gratitude. Hope your family celebrations are fun and filling.
“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