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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

National Tie One On Day...

I found this today on the internet...I thought it was such a good idea. I copied the idea and put it here for all to read. We are so busy these days, that sometimes preparing a meal for our family on Thanksgiving becomes difficult. We grumble about having to have it at our house...why doesn't my sister have it...she isn't as busy as I am. Why is it always at my house? We are so lucky in our country...to be able to have such a wonderful meal. It shouldn't be drudgery if we all pitch in and help. There are some less fortunate than we and maybe someone who is sick or elderly would appreciate a home baked treat. This idea is new to me...have a read and leave a comment about how you feel about it. If you don't have an apron...I'm sure you could tie it in a tea towel. Here is the website if you want to read more about it...http://www.apronmemories.com/tie-one-on-day/ Balisha
National Tie One On Day™ – November 24, 2010
“Women clad in aprons have traditionally prepared the Thanksgiving meal, and it is within our historical linkage to share our bounty.”
EllynAnne Geisel

Four years ago, I noticed that Thanksgiving was talked about in terms more commonly associated with stress, than joy. I remembered my mother’s absolute love of Thanksgiving, as a day more than anything else of sharing and gratefulness. So I created National Tie One On Day™ as an annual opportunity to return the “give” to Thanksgiving by sharing our good fortune with someone in need of a kind gesture.
National Tie One On Day™ has nothing to do with purchasing anything special or even driving!
Participation is simple. On the day before Thanksgiving, November 24th this year, pause in the preparation of your own meal, wrap a loaf of bread or other baked good in an apron, tuck a prayer or note of encouragement in the pocket, and tie one on…an apron, of course! and deliver the wrapped bundle to someone without your bounty… a neighbor, friend or family member in need of physical or spiritual sustenance, a bit of recognition or just a kind word.
I know it to be true that whether you live in a high rise apartment building or on a quiet block, no matter which direction you walk out of your own front door, someone deserving of a gesture of kindness is close by.
National Tie One On Day™ is a win-win, for the participant and the receiver. By embracing National Tie One On Day™, you will make someone else’s day brighter

1 comment:

Margie's Musings said...

What a neat idea! I love Thanksgiving!

Our family shares the work. I do a fruit salad and three pies and my niece does the vegetable dish and my brother-in-law brings some nice rolls and my daughter does the turkey, dressing and potatoes.

I go out there early and help her get the table ready.

That way it's a wonderful time together. My eldest son from Phoenix will be with us again this year. His brother will be in Germany.