Greetings, Gather writers. It's Thursday, and that means it's time to submit your work to the Thursday Writing Essential.
Thanks so much to those of you who came through like troopers, meeting last week's challenge with words of gratitude for Connie C. She is a fabulous lady, deserving of each and every kind word written.
This week's theme is a little bit different as well. It actually involves more than just writing. See if you think you're up for the challenge.
Thanksgiving is but a month away. In the coming weeks we'll plan our meal, stock up on staples, invite our guests and clean our homes in preparation for the big day. It's a busy holiday that requires much forethought and some good organizational skills.
But what if we stepped outside of our comfort zones this year for Thanksgiving? What if--in the midst of our own holiday planning--we took into consideration the needs of another.
Here are some 'for instances:'
A neighbor who has lost a job
A friend with a teen who is wreaking havoc on the whole family
A sick friend or family member
A co-worker who is having marriage problems
An elderly person or shut-in
You get the idea. What if we made it our goal from now through Thanksgiving to help one or more of these people realize that despite their circumstances, there is something (many things, actually) for which they can still be grateful.
How would you do such a thing? And are you willing to go beyond just writing about it and actually giving it a try?
Share your thoughts by posting them to the Gather Writing Essential, and using Thursday Writing Essential in your tags.
I can't wait to read your ideas!