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One of my Favorite Most Memorable Thanksgiving Memories!


When reflecting back on Thanksgiving memories most people will probably experience warm joyous thoughts of family and friends gathering together to eat Turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc. Some will remember that drunk relative that ruined the whole night! Others may reminisce on a love affair that occurred during Thanksgiving season. Some may grieve a deceased relative that can no longer share in the Thanksgiving festivities with them...

My most memorable Thanksgiving story is a bit different...


Many years ago, when I lived in a land far far away (in my mind), I was struggling with a mood disorder as well as physical health issues. I felt that I needed to take certain expensive supplements to stay healthy and strong (which I did), but my finances were terrible. I could barely get out of bed... and I definitely could not work a regular job! I didn't have the money that I needed to buy food and the expensive supplements that I needed to thrive. So what did I do? I did the unthinkable! I started to steal! I am not too proud of my stealing days, but I am proud of what it led me to do...


Now I am not going to explain how I was able to steal tons of expensive supplements. I am not trying to incriminate myself in a public article. But I had a really good method. The scary thing is... I actually started to enjoy stealing and got a sort of high off of doing it. FYI I never stole anything from individuals or mom and pop shops... I only took stuff from large corporations who have insurance to cover stolen goods. But the interesting thing about my stealing sprees was that I started to steal for other people... particularly friends and family with health issues that couldn't really afford to pay for expensive supplements! I felt really good about my philanthropy although it was all predicated on theivery. I felt like a real life Robin Hood! I actually felt better about stealing for other people then I did about stealing for myself. I was living out the Kabbalistic goal of "Receiving for the Sake of Sharing." I felt very good about what I was doing since I was able to help others while helping myself. Indeed I felt that everyone should have access to health supporting nutrients and supplements whether they could afford them or not.


But the greatest philanthropic moment of my robbing career came one Thanksgiving afternoon! An afternoon I will never forget! I had just parked my car in a grocery store parking lot when a family approached me for help. It was a husband, wife and I believe two young children? Perhaps the third was an infant? I don't remember. They had an accent and didn't speak english very well. They didn't have enough money to buy groceries for Thanksgiving dinner. They asked me if I could help them buy something. I asked them what they needed and proceeded to write down everything on their list. I'm not sure if they really believed that I would actually buy everything on their list. They were asking for a whole turkey, a bunch of vegetables and other items that I cannot accurately recall. And this grocery store was not a cheap one at all! It was an upscale grocery store.


So I walked into the grocery store with my own reusable shopping bags and proceeded to pick out a very large expensive organic turkey along with everything else on the family's list. I also happened to grab a few items for myself. But what I took was mainly for the family in need patiently waiting for me at the end of the parking lot. When I was done with my shopping, I casually (and bravely) walked right out the door of the grocery store with the heavy full grocery bags in my hands... without paying a cent! I'm not sure how I pulled it off... But I walked straight to the end of the parking lot where the whole family was waiting for me in anticipation. I handed them everything on their list. They were stunned and so very grateful. I could tell they were good people and deserved what I had done for them. I felt euphoric. I was grateful for being able to help a whole family in need and make their Thanksgiving a memorable one. It was one of the most amazing feelings I ever experienced. I will never forget that day and I'm sure that family will never forget it either.


When I look back on that particular Thanksgiving, I don't remember what I ate or who I ate it with... I don't remember any kind of celebration. All I remember is helping a family in need that couldn't afford to eat a Thanksgiving meal... And although the whole meal was stolen... I hate to say it, but if I had to do it all over again I most definitely would! In a world with so many resources no one should ever go hungry! I hope this article will inspire someone to help a hungry person/ family in need... Not necessarily through stealing... I am not promoting theft... Just a little kindness! That's all!


Jennie H is a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Co-Founder of Self Saviorz Society California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Poet, Author and Entertainer with goals to help raise the vibration and consciousness of humanity!

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