Autumn leaves crunch underfoot as a friend and I walk along a favorite trail through the woods. As I take in the fading greens and rich reds and russets and sharp blues of the marsh on a clear bright day, I breathe in the fresh air, stress slides off of me, cares and the persistent ‘to do’ list are forgotten. I’m filled with gratitude. We live in a beautiful, special place. I’m glad our town had the foresight to protect this patch of land for everyone to enjoy. On my way home, I stop at a farm stand and catch a glimpse of the farmer. As the growing season comes to an end, she takes a solo walk through her fields to give thanks for the harvest and the bounty that feeds her family and her community. We are thankful for the bounty on our tables and the beloved friends and family gathered round to celebrate Thanksgiving.
We hope this Thanksgiving holiday is joyful and plentiful for all our neighbors. Tis the season when we are most thankful and glad of the people and abundance around us. When you pick up a tree from the Rotary stand at Oak Hill, pick up a wreath or poinsettia from the Morrison Center, or shop for treasures at one of the many charity holiday fairs, think of all that good rippling through our community. It's amazing! On behalf of all the volunteers and board of Project GRACE, we want to extend our heartfelt wishes to all our neighbors, with the greatest of gratitude for the love and caring that shines so brightly now and throughout the year.
We are curious to know what you’re grateful for. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a card to PO Box 6846, Scarborough ME 04070). Is there a Guinness Book of World Records for longest list of moments of gratitude? I bet Scarborough could win the title with ease!
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