As we prepare for Thanksgiving and our annual Christmas Bazaar, first time live since 2019(!), we need to take a minute to count our blessings.

To mention only the very basic ones: our good health, our families and close friends, our homes and jobs, our abundant food and clean water, our educational opportunities.

Last month, on the 13th of October, AWOG held its monthly meeting at the Oasis Hotel in Glyfada where we had a delicious brunch in the company of old friends, ladies we hadn’t seen in many months due to the Covid pandemic.  It was a delightful opportunity to bring thirty members together in such a beautiful setting, highlighted by the lovely spring-like weather and the scrumptious food.

Our next event will be the November 24 Thanksgiving luncheon at the Divani Caravel Hotel, preceded by a General Assembly.  After AWOG business has been taken care of, AWOG members and guests will be able to sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, cooked especially for us by the Caravel chefs.  More information will be forthcoming.

Currently, there is frenetic activity among many AWOG members as preparations for the December 11 Christmas Bazaar are in full swing.  This year’s bazaar, to be held at the Divani Caravel Hotel/Ilissos Ballroom, promises to put AWOG in the position of helping many charities in Greece, as we have been doing for many, many years.  Tell your families and friends about our bazaar and come support AWOG!

In closing, let’s finish with a poem by Emily Dickinson:

If I can stop one heart from breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

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