In reflection of Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving season is upon us

During the time of Thanksgiving, and hopefully thought the year, we often reflect on the things in our lives we are thankful for.  I am so thankful that I have my family and friends around not just when I need them but always.  Our family, just like all others, have undergone our own trials and tribulations and have weather through these the best of are abilities.  We know that things are not always perfect, but we also are thankful things weren’t worse.  I’m thankful the most that my children have never had to undergo Leukemia themselves but we have watched a family member go through it.  From that alone we have all learned not to take live for granted.

Many times we come across pleas for donations for this and that, for kids, adults, etc etc.  This one, maybe for the above reasons,  I don’t know but I came across the following information a few days ago, by accident, and for some reason and I’ve been drawn to it.

I’ve always known that giving often feels good.  It makes me feel that I’ve accomplishing something in my life, and not only does it help me feel worthwhile, it helps others when we give.  I know that giving doesn’t have to be a lot, sometimes just a little helps.  In this case, a young child is going through Leukemia in our area.  Here is what the family writes:

Cooper was diagnosed with Acute Lymphobalastic Leukemia in July of 2011. The Lord has done such a mighty work in Cooper’s body as he is in remission; however, he is still currently undergoing treatment. For the next 22 months, he will continue treatment at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fl.

For Cooper’s Birthday last year, we started a project called “Cards For Cooper”.  All children love to receive their own mail, especially when they are sick. Cooper was thrilled to receive over 400 cards from around the world. He had so much fun receiving his birthday cards that we wanted to do it again this year; however, we decided to make it even more special.

We are asking for everyone to please take time to send a card, as well as, $1. Our goal is to raise enough money to help fund Christmas for the children on the Oncology floor at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Thank you all so much for your love, support, and prayers. We can’t wait to break last year’s record but most importantly, be able to put a smile on the faces of those children who will be spending Christmas in the hospital.

If you would like to contribute to this very special project, you can send your card and $1 to Cooper at “P.O. Box 8 Andalusia Alabama 36420” The post office box will be active for 4 months.

For more info, contact Christy Sasser at 892-4511.

Information Source: Cards for Cooper”   link to original posting

Anyway, if you feel you would like to do something good for not only one child, but many others, and feel good yourself.  Maybe you’ll go buy a card today, slip $1 in it, add a few words of encouragement and stick it in the mail.



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No family is without the occasional frustration or challenge but when issues are interfering with daily activities or causing chaos within the home it may be time to look for help. Child's Play Counseling Services offers full service mental health counseling and therapy for adults, children, adolescents, and families in Covington County, Alabama. I offer therapy for a variety of issues not limited to ADHD, behavior problems, parenting issues, depression, anxiety, school problems, anger management, low self esteem, eating disorders, family issues relating to divorce and separation within the family. I have been helping children, adults and families heal, and lead healthy lives for over 15 years in a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental environment. I can help you. Call 334-222-7094 to schedule your appointment. I am licensed in Alabama as well as Florida and in addition to being a licensed counselor, I am also licensed in both states to offer supervision for those wishing to obtain their licenses in Alabama, Florida or certification in Play Therapy. I often teach parenting classes and training and conduct workshops to other professionals in the field of mental health. The topics I present on include issues of concern for parents, as well as counseling techniques to professionals. I specialize in Play Therapy and am always happy to conduct workshops to other professionals on the benefits of play therapy. If you would like me speak at your event or offer a workshop in your area, please contact me and we can set something up.
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