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Thanksgiving Gratitude

An Activities Director’s Thanksgiving Gratitude   Thanksgiving is in the air! A time to give thanks and show your gratitude.  Melody Beattie,  Author of  Codependent No More  said  "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." As an activities director of 27 years, and the author of the  Recharging Retirees  blog for 3 years, I have so much to be thankful for. For those who have been in the field as long as I have, you know that there are good times and bad times - as there is with any profession. The quote from Melody Beattie speaks of unlocking the fullness of life. At first I thought that my profession allows me to do that for the residents…. Make their life fuller and to make