Pumpkins, scarecrows, and fall flowers have made themselves known here at Wellspring Gardens. With the lovely, cool, weather brings a refreshed thought of the gentle presence of Love and hearts full of gratitude for this season of Thanksgiving.
Lots of wonderful reflecting of Love has been evident throughout the year with an abundance of expressions of reaching out and loving our neighbors. A couple of residents are busy with serving the community at the local Thrift Shop while another works at a Senior Citizens Center on a regular basis. The city bus picks up a resident three days a week to attend an adult program of helping themselves, each other and the community. The Food Bank is visited weekly with many loaves of French bread brought home for the feeding of ducks, turtles, fish and other flying friends at a local park. Each Thursday after supper, residents ride over to a local park to say hi to their nature friends and share the bread. A highlight of this weekly trip, is a stop by the local Dairy Queen for a yummy Sundae (on Thursday!).
We have been blest with two wonderful road trips this year: in the Spring six of us traveled by van to the Ft. Walton Beach Church Alive! Summit in Florida. Coming home and after church we spent the afternoon in New Orleans. This was a first such trip for most of the travelers.
Then came August and Family Camp at Cedars in Lebanon, Missouri. If you have ever had the privilege of visiting, you know what we mean when we say it’s truly heaven on earth … such love and welcoming was over and above the human with a continued spirit of on-flowing love for each individual there. It was like homecoming … and it was our first time to attend camp there! We had many opportunities for more growth in new adventures.
Thanksgiving: Yes! As we continue day by day, our giving of thanks to our amazing Father-Mother-Love …