A Thankful List

I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but I have been thinking of all the people in my life who have helped me get to this wonderful, happy place in my life.

Yes, my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, but he is still highly functional and helps me in so many ways. I owe him my self esteem, my laughter, my ability to cope. Ours is a 61 year love affair that is still going strong.

My writing life, is finally a reality, because I have these helpful people in my life.
My writing group, my little mini cartel people, even my husband who encourages me to write on my blog.

I’m so grateful for all those people in my life, and I probably don’t tell them often enough.

My family who is so supportive and protective of both of us, especially now. So far we are doing fine, but we all know that time will come when we will need to ask for help, and we know they are there waiting in the wings.

I wrote this little poem a long time ago, but it seems to be appropriate for this blog post.

Hold my hand
I need your help
Guide me to the right path
To people and friends I care about

Hold my hand
I want to know you are with me
Sharing my day, my existence
Hold my hand
I want peace and serenity in my life

Hold my hand
I love feeling your hand in mine.

Helene Moore


  1. Gratitude always makes things better, doesn’t it Helene? Lovely poem!

    • Helene Moore says:

      Thanks, I never write poems, but I wrote about six of them the last time Howard was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, twenty years ago.
      But, I am writing.

  2. Why wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks? One should give thanks every day for the blessings one has in life! Opening our eyes to our many blessings enriches our lives, and the lives of those around us.

    So keep writing, and enjoying your days.

    • Helene Moore says:

      You are right, we should give thanks every day. I do, I feel as though something happens every day to give thanks for.I feel so blessed and I am happy in my life right now. I wish everyone would think about their lives this way.