Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Its all about family and food. Does it get much better? Sure, Christmas has gifts, and Halloween has candy, but Thanksgiving comes with very few strings attached - you show up and eat. We show up to talk. We show up to enjoy each others company and remind ourselves, no matter what the circumstances, that we all have something for which to be thankful. Our ability to chose for ourselves is one of the many things for which we have to be thankful . Last year, bloggers reminded us that there may come a time when we, or someone we love, may not be able to make their own choices. It is a hard conversation to have, discussing end of life care, but remember that if we do not have it now, then when the time comes for our wishes to be known, it may be too late.
Engage With Grace is the "one slide project" that aims to inspire families and individuals to think about end of life care by answering 5 simple questions. It may be hard to discuss, but imagine how much harder it will be to face these decisions without knowing what your loved one would prefer. This Thanksgiving, take a few minutes with your friends and family and engage with grace.