While Thanksgiving is something most of us look forward to, people who are struggling with a health crisis may actually dread the holiday. So, try some of these turkey-time tidbits to make the day a bit easier for them.
- Invite them to your home for Thanksgiving. Add an extra chair or two to your Thanksgiving table and ask them to join you. Check to see if they have food preferences or restrictions, and look online if you need any special recipes.
- Bring Thanksgiving to them. If they’re too sick or too sad to join you, deliver the celebration to them. Ask a group of folks (from work, church, neighborhood, etc.) to contribute to a Thanksgiving dinner by making extra portions of their tastiest holiday dish to share. Don’t forget to provide disposable and colorful plates and cups, plasticware, napkins, a plastic or paper tablecloth, and a trash bag. Clean up will be a snap! Then, deliver the meal with a card, heating instructions, and a hug.
- Involve the kids. Help them create a Thanksgiving Day greeting card for someone shut in. Pull together the paper, markers, and decorating supplies and let the kids create! Then, send them out to deliver their homemade card.
Just a bit of your extra time and effort can add a smile and a warm glow to someone’s Thanksgiving Day.
Happy Turkey Day,