As you read this, Thanksgiving Day will have passed, but having an “attitude of gratitude” can be for 365 days a year. Thanksgiving is the antidote for anxiety. In these anxious and unsure days both in our nation and our Garden Club, let us remain thankful. I am thankful for:
- This Coral Gables Garden Club . . . How this organization has given me many new friends, experiences and broadened my horizons in many areas.
- The love, support and prayers expressed by you as others experience the loss of a loved one or devastating situations regarding health or life situations.
- Your patience and support as the Club goes through change, after change (no Home Tour, two officers moving, a cancelled fundraiser.) Woodrow Wilson once said, “If you want to make enemies . . . try to change something.” I keep telling myself that nothing improves without change and being flexible is the best way to keep from being out of shape. So, let us persevere and “Be Calm and Carry On.” . . . knowing that we are strong and committed to this Club. Let us count our blessings, such as the beauty of this earth and the gift of everyday. Let us all live, love and lead in community these days. I heard this the other day and it stayed with me . . . “No one likes changes except a baby and they cry the whole time it is happening.”
After a beautiful November meeting, thanks to Kitty Winkler for the Christmas wreath workshop and Judi Welsh for planning a program not seen before; a great Flower Show and a meal to remember . . . We look forward to December.
Please put December 14 on your calendar (as it is not in your yearbook) for a beautiful Christmas experience. Come prepared to be “wowed” with beautiful arrangements designed by our own members that will be raffled off for you to take and and come enjoy delicious food plus a Christmas serenade. Coming up: the January Art Show and a February “fun” Fundraiser.
-Jana White, President