We hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends! Now that we’re all stuffed, let’s carry these blessings into the weekend with these feel-good stories!
Turkey for All
We all remember Carlos Arredondo as the cowboy hat-wearing hero from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, but he and his family are not done making a difference quite yet. This past Sunday, the Arredondo family spent the day delivering turkeys to veterans and their families across the state. The foundation was started by Carlos and Melida Arredondo in 2015 and has been helping military families ever since. This year they’ve teamed up with Herb Chambers in Sharon to donate meals to people in need for their fourth annual turkey giveaway. Did you know Herb Chambers also donates a turkey to every employee each year before Thanksgiving? And this year, over 200 of those employees donated their turkey to the Arredondo Foundation. How beautiful is the season of giving?
Emotional Support Sit-Out
Christina Pozsonyi and Rachel Perrault, two security guards at St. Catharines hospital in Ontario, decided to spend their Monday night camped out on a bridge. They hosted the 12-hour overnight “sit out” at a location where two people had jumped over the past several weeks, in hopes of preventing future attempts. They wanted any other potential jumpers to know they had somebody to talk to, somebody to sit with them and keep them company. The pair also decided to write words of support and love on the bridge for those who are dealing with a mental illness.
Via Washington Post
Scott Macaulay of Melrose, MA has been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for strangers for the past 33 years. Back in 1985, when his parents divorced, Scott didn’t want to spend his Thanksgiving alone so he put out an ad in the local paper asking 12 people to join him for dinner. Figuring there must be others in a similar situation; he bought everything and cooked the Thanksgiving dinner at his local church. Since then, he has made his Thanksgiving dinner an annual event, inviting anybody who would like the company to call and make a reservation for dinner. Scott says it’s not about the food, it’s about being together. Nobody wants to eat Thanksgiving dinner alone.
We hope you all have a beautiful weekend and never forgot how blessed you are. Every day is a chance to be thankful.