Every year we get into the holiday season and begin to put away our motorcycles and plan to spend time with our families. We are really blessed to have not only our related family, but also our GW family. I, for one, am REALLY THANKFUL for all of the wonderful friends we have made over the years in GWRRA. We have been fortunate enough to travel the country on the motorcycle(s) and include our son, Nate. I am thankful that we have had good jobs that allows us to have enough money for food, clothing, a place to live and a little extra to enjoy life. I am thankful for our veterans, who will be celebrated on November 11th for Veteran's Day. I am thankful for all of those who have volunteered their time to make GWRRA the best it can be. Yes, I could continue, but all of us should be thankful for many things, including our health.
I know many of us volunteer our time in various groups, charities, or local events, but there is always something more we can do. If your chapter has not made a 'Giving Tree' or some other donation box, you can do this as an individual. As the temperatures get colder, many people will not have coats, mittens, blankets, or other articles of clothing. They may not have enough food. Or, they may just need a friend through the holidays.
If you are THANKFUL for all that you have or have been given, please consider going through your belongings and donating to local charities either on behalf of GWRRA, your chapter, or as an individual. If you don't have much yourself, but can spare some time, that would be great too! November is the month for Thanksgiving and Veteran's Day, both days of being thankful. By giving back, those who need your help will be thankful of you.
Thankful GW Member