Love dissolves cold symptoms and sadness

Every year at Thanksgiving, my mother and I would search for friends and acquaintances who didn’t have a place to share gratitude and Thanksgiving dinner, and invite them over. We were usually able to fill our large dining table.

After my mother passed on, I was on my own to carry on our tradition. It was my first year doing this, and it looked as if it would again be a full table. But the weekend before Thanksgiving, I was not feeling well, struggling with cold symptoms. I was serving as Second Reader at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, and I prayed to understand the service to be God’s, not mine. I was able to freely fulfill my role that Sunday, but after church the symptoms returned.

I tried to put aside worry about my ability to read for the Thanksgiving Day service and to cook for everyone. I like to think about worry as ingratitude in advance, and I certainly did not want to be ungrateful at Thanksgiving!

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