My Dear Friends and Family,
Through the years, we have been connecting on special holidays, sharing laughter, love, wisdom and inspiring thoughts. This Thanksgiving, as I honor and celebrate a beautiful young woman who transitioned to spirit before her time, and give thanks for the blessing she was to those who knew and loved her, I am reminded of just how precious each celebration that we have is. I am extremely grateful for the loving people who have hugged me in person or in prayer during this heartbreaking time. My own thoughts, prayers and wishes are with the parents of beautiful Ella Hughes.
There are two Go Fund Me campaigns that are active right now that are very close and personal to me. One is honoring someone I hold dear who was taken from her family a few days ago. Money won’t ease the pain of the loss. But it is helping this family to honor their daughter Ella Hughes with dignity. If you feel compelled to donate, please do and thank you. Prayers are welcome, too. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the campaign. You can also see these campaigns on my Facebook and Twitter pages.
My son Davis Lau has created a campaign to help an African father of limited means to create a special family memory by attending his daughter’s graduation in Canada.
You can help to create this memory for Jean and Jeanne Bosco, of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and you can also receive something great in the bargain. Davis Lau is a very gifted artist. He is offering a print of the portrait he created of Jean Bosco, and a commemorative t-shirt, with your donation of $40. Any amount is appreciated and will help. If you cannot donate money, then please consider sharing this campaign on Facebook to help others to be a part of Jean and Jeanne’s joy.
I am very grateful to you on this Thanksgiving. From the depths of my broken heart, I know that each of you are special to me in ways small and large and perhaps even unknown. I am in gratitude to you for your love, your support, your laughter and for caring about my life’s work, in all of the ways, large and small, that you have touched me over the years. May your meals, treats, games and laughter today fill your heart and spirit with the joy that only close loved ones can bring.
Natalie Pace is the co-creator of the Earth Gratitude Project and the author of The ABCs of Money, The ABCs of Money for College, The Gratitude Game and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. She blogs on Huffington Post and Medium, and is a frequent guest contributor to national news shows and magazines. She has been ranked the No. 1 stock picker, above over 830 A-list pundits, by an independent tracking agency, and has been saving homes and nest eggs since 1999.