For today’s Dharma Talk, Shirley Yanagisawa shared three things in November that help us to remember and give thanks:
Veterans Day: we are reminded of the many sacrifices of the past and present members of the Armed Forces for our freedom.
Eitaikyo: we held this special service last week as our expression of gratitude to the many members of our temple whose dedication, sacrifices, and support have made it possible for Kailua Hongwanji Mission to be what it is today.
Thanksgiving: we all enjoyed our turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and other food items, some of which we are all still enjoying as leftovers days later. Shirley made her broccoli casserole on Thanksgiving, and she made it again to share for today’s refreshments.
Shirley asked each member to note three things we are thankful for. The notes will be strung together and placed on display in the temple.
Our next Family Service will be on Sunday, December 9, 2018, which will be followed by the Annual General Membership meeting. There will be no service on Sunday, December 2.