Christmas Wish Lists. Do you love them or leave them? My family has always believed in the lists since I was little and writing letters to Santa. We still exchange them for our family gift exchange to give ideas of what we may like under the tree. I am pretty practical and don’t want things I don’t want or need and thus am a big believer in Christmas (and Birthday) Wish Lists. Hopefully Santa brings me a thing or two off mine.
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
– Yoko Ono
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” – Unknown
November is Caregiver month. Chances are you know someone personally who is one.
“Caregivers are family members, partners, friends or neighbours who provide personal, social and psychological support to someone in need. In Ontario, there are 3.3 million caregivers. It’s with the support of caregivers that people who need help can remain in their home which is where they want to be. Caregivers play an invaluable role in our healthcare system.” – Ontario Caregiver Association
Many caregivers work full time and may be juggling many responsibilities at once. Being a caregiver can lead to burnout, struggles to balance work and home, mental health and financial challenges as well as negatively impact their own physical health. The Ontario Caregiver Association is working to provide resources to support caregivers in our communities. Please share their support resources with any caregiver you think may need it.
On Giving Tuesday, thank you to everyone who donates their time and/or treasure to help others as well as their community. You are helping to make our world a better place.
Basic Good Carbs Soup from the Eat Burn Sleep blog is perfect for these chilly late autumn days. I omitted the salt as the Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot had more than enough sodium, simmered for an hour, puréed and garnished with chives. Enjoying a bowl for lunch and freezing the rest for a simple weekday dinner.
“You may not have covered your set tracks but it’s never too late to start.” – Chinonye J. Chidolue