A Time To Reflect...

…. a time to come together, make memories, be grateful, and most importantly, think of others. 
A small list of things to do and give this holiday….

– sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings

Take a Walk

The benefits…

  • Take in clean, crisp air
  • Clear your head
  • Burn off calories
  • Walk the dog
  • Disconnect from technology
  • Connect with others
  • Reflect on all that you have

Don’ts / Do’s

Sometimes we all need a reminder…

  • Don’t take anything for granted / Do be grateful
  • Don’t be over indulgent / Do remember those less fortunate
  • Don’t be self absorbed / Do engage with others and make memories
  • Don’t forget your manners / Do your share to help
  • Don’t be on your phone / Do be present

Macy’s Day Parade

Fascinating facts…

  • First parade debuted in 1924 where animals from the Central Park Zoo walked in the parade (including elephants and tigers!)
  • Snoopy is the crowd favorite
  • 30 total balloon floats each requiring 90 handlers
  • 5 new floats this year!  Green Eggs and Ham, Astronaut Snoopy, Love Flys Up To The Sky and Smokey Bear
  • The parade has approximately 3.5MM attendees, 8,000 participants with 4,000 volunteers and cost approximately $12.3MM

Give Thanks To The Host(s)

Some ideas…

  • A special bottle
  • Gorgeous flowers
  • A scrumptious dessert
  • Whimsical, fun coasters
  • Colorful candles
  • Unique soaps

Make a Specialty Cocktail

Pomegranate Prosecco Smash…

  • 4 oz prosecco
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 oz pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate aril
  • 1 sprig rosemary

Make a Toast

Simple tips…

  • Make sure all glasses are filled!
  • Stand to get the crowd’s attention
  • Reflect and remember what you’re grateful for
  • Acknowledge the host(s)
  • Be brief and to the point

Donate to Charity

Action Against Hunger

For food. Against hunger and malnutrition.
For clean water. Against killer diseases.
For freedom from hunger. For everyone. For good.

Donate to Charity

Meals on Wheels

Nutritious meals, companisionship,
and a watchful eye for the safety
and health of our elders. 

Donate to Charity

Feeding America…

Nation’s largest domestic
hunger-relief organization, to connect
people with food and end hunger.

(posted: November 2019)


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