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Blooming Boomers' Beacon, Issue #013 - Thanksgiving
November 01, 2019

Thanksgiving - express gratitude

Later this month, people will gather with family and friends. Presumably, they will express their thanks before gorging on the traditional feasts of the occasion.

Or maybe they’ll express thanks in private with just themselves.

But it is a perfect time to stop and reflect on what we are truly thankful for.

Is it our health? Our family? Our friends? Our financial security? The rankings of our favorite football team?

Are we thankful that we live in a democracy? That we have freedoms and inalienable rights that have been set in stone – sort of?

Are we thankful that we can think whatever we want to think and say whatever we want to say - within reason, of course?

Or are we simply thankful for the air we breathe and another day of life. That’s a pretty good deal in itself!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, your families, friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Be thankful for what you do have and don’t worry about the rest – until you just have to.

Ideas to explore

Beyond blooming. Meet another Blooming Boomer who really got down with the blooming idea. This avid gardener discovered the miraculous night-blooming cereus and shares her finds. Blooming miracle

Caregiving. Caregiving does not have to be a thankless job. It can be quite a blessing – particularly if you’re prepared for it. Have you done your homework? Taking care

Let’s eat. We know food is important for keeping us healthy. But how are we supposed to know which food is the most nutritious? It’s a big concern and one we need to study carefully. Nutrition

News you can use

Listen up. Take care of your hearing. It’s an important but often forgotten part of healthy aging. Say what?

Home sweet home. Many Boomers want to age in place – at home. It can be done and may take some architectural adjustments. By design.

Hold the statins. Cardiologist figured out how to lower his cholesterol through diet rather than statins. He’s a believer. Diet wins.

Increased odds. Research shows you could live as much as 24 percent longer if you only had a dog. The benefits are many. Fetch, Rover.

Celebrity Boomers milestones

Actress Sally Field turns 73 on Nov. 6

Journalist Maria Shriver turns 64 on Nov. 6

Actress Demi Moore turns 57 on Nov. 11

Musician Neil Young turns 74 on Nov. 12

Actress Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Elaine Johnson) turns 64 on Nov. 13.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice turns 65 on Nov. 14

Actress Jodie Foster turns 57 on Nov. 19

Actress Meg Ryan turns 58 on Nov. 19

Actress Bo Derek turns 63 on Nov. 20

News anchor Judy Woodruff turns 73 on Nov. 20

Actress Goldie Hawn turns 74 on Nov. 21

Actress Mariel Hemingway turns 58 on Nov. 22

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis turns 61 on Nov. 22

Comedian Jon Stewart (Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) turns 57 on Nov. 28

Film producer Joel Coen turns 65 on Nov. 29

Game show host Howie Mandel turns 64 on Nov 29

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