Thanks Couch for sharing your Thanksgiving Presence
“there are ways that others need our presences, too”
“in reality, we throw gold mines into the trash”
by Jacki Kellum
Do you think that it is important to share? Describe in detail another way for you and others to share–to give to people around you.
Presence as Presents
by C L Couch
On this Thanksgiving, I won’t be with family. I’ll be dining with neighbor friends. And I’ll be cat-sitting for other friends who will be away enjoying a family reunion of sorts.
I’ll be bringing nothing to my own activities except myself, my choice, and time. I will feed the cats then visit with them, and they will ignore me. I will sit with my neighbors, enjoying the company of children and of parents. Then I will go home, alone.
When others do this—providing nothing but themselves—I call this the ministry of presence. (So do others, too.) When…
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