I just want to wish you and your family HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Here is my understanding of the true meaning of GIVING THANKS!!It’s all about our hearts: In gratitude, we humbly reflect upon all the gifts (family, friends, health) that saturate our lives. By “giving-thanks” we choose to extend ourselves and give to others less fortunate. Out of the abundance of our hearts, we are able to offer our resources to help others. 

Here is a note I just received from Kaiser Hospital where every Monday for 2 hours our  MAKE ‘EM SMILE!!  program provides entertainment for the kids in the pediatric ward.  Our 53 musicians and entertainers volunteer their time at  9 hospitals  here in Hawaii 5 days every week!!  For the last 6 years, we have put smiles on over 9000 patients…is it hard work, yes…but we, all of us at  MAKE ‘EM SMILE!!  give thanks that we can do something for these kids that is  PRICELESS!!


In case you have trouble reading the note, it says Happy Thanksgiving SeymourOn behalf of the Kaiser Permanente Child Life Department, I would like to thank you and your team for all the support this year.  Every Monday, patients, families and our staff look forward to hearing the music, seeing dancers and laughing with our friendly dinosaurs. It is great to see the children so engaged with the Make ‘Em Smile volunteers.  We look forward to your continued support in the new year. Wishing you and your team a happy and health holiday season.  Mahalo, Tati

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