The Season and Daily Living of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude, to reflect, and most importantly, have togetherness as a family. This is a special time of year for our residents and us, the BLC community, as it is filled with love and laughter. “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

Thanksgiving Holiday Traditions

  • Choose a special person in your family or a friend living at Baptist Life Communities that may not have family to share Thanksgiving with and invite them to dinner. If they are unable to leave, bring the meal to them. Consider inviting an elderly neighbor whose family can’t visit. Invite a friend who’s far from home — and if they opt to stay home, take them a plate.
  • Start Thanksgiving morning on an active and reflective note. Thank God for reminding us how beautiful the Fall season is. Take a stroll as a family through the Fall foliage at the BLC campuses.

Thanksgiving Daily Living

As Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth wrote, “Thanksgiving really should be thanksgiving—a way of life—morning, noon and night—continually, forever giving thanks to the Lord.” There are many things to be grateful for; let us start talking and showing that every day of the year. Begin by saying, according to God’s word, we are thankful for everything. “Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

Start a daily thankful list. Put daily memos in a jar as to what you’re grateful for and pull them out after a year to remember all that you have: 

  • Be thankful for the big and little things.
  • Be thankful for the challenges in life.
  • Be thankful for a roof over your head.
  • Be thankful for the resources provided to live your best life.
  • Be thankful by spending time with loved ones.

Baptist Life Communities is thankful for our residents, our staff who take care of them, and the families of our residents. At BLC, our goal is to enhance your lifestyle with quality choices provided by a dedicated and thankful staff. Since 1952, BLC has been steadily changing and growing, and we continue on this journey today. For more information, contact us today at (859) 283-8600 or sign up to receive the BLC Enews, which will be delivered to your email inbox.


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