November President’s Letter

22 and 54, can you believe it??  22 days until Thanksgiving and 54 days until Christmas!  Where did the year go??  I haven’t even begun to think about presents!!

As we focus on Thanksgiving this month, let us remember to have a heart of Gratitude.  Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joys, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.   I am thankful to be a part of such a giving organization, the amount of time and care that goes into each charity quilt that is given to someone in need is truly amazing.  Just think about the person on the receiving end, getting a treasured gift when they need it the most.  I feel a quilt is something that becomes very personal, you sleep under it every night to keep you warm and secure.  Night after night it is there for you or a loved one, what a comfort it is.

Another word that is very special this time of year is Gathering.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will begin to gather.  Special occasions, parties, dinner with family and friends will be at the top of our to-do’s.  We’ll gather to begin the preparations, we gather to decorate, or to simply spend time together.

The holidays are about giving Gratitude and Gathering.  They just go together.  All those memories that mean so much will have both of those important elements.   So, when you Gather this Thanksgiving remember to be thankful and have an attitude of Gratitude!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

Laura Niemann, AQG President

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