Gathering together, enjoying a meal with others in a welcoming environment provides a sense of comfort and community that not much else can rival. Fulfillment of the senses, an ease of the mind, and peace in the heart – we all deserve this luxury regardless of where we call home, temporarily or otherwise.
As often is the case when I’m hunkered away behind my computer screen for work, my young child is basking in the glory of being our family’s only grandson. With that status comes much pomp and circumstance; an overkill at times, but I love to witness it nonetheless.
Wednesday is “gratitude journaling” day at Shuksan and for the next 30 minutes these residents will reflect upon their day and the past week, thinking back on whether there was anything that made them feel grateful. Anything at all.