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November 24, 2022
Dearest Rising Tide Co-op Community,
Thank you for all that you have done to support the Co-op this season. Our Maine farmers and producers also thank you for your commitment to buying locally-grown food. We all benefit when we take care of those around us or make purchases that reflect a commitment to a cooperative world with cleaner, culturally inclusive products.
Writing a letter of gratitude is challenging when the news is filled with stories of hate crimes and wars, and the holiday we are “celebrating” is based on a myth followed by the genocide of Indigenous people. What wisdom can help us find hope and strength for a path forward that celebrates the good that coexists with the pain? For each of us this will be different. For me, the following quote offers some guidance and will be a focus as I take time today to prepare and enjoy a meal with my family.
“Never be afraid to send prayers to others who are having difficult times in this living world because it provides you inner strength as well as the receiver.
This is the type of strength that is needed today.”
Tony Ten Fingers , Wanbli Nata’u, Oglala Lakota
I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and great food.
Rising Tide Co-op’s next Board of Directors meeting will take place both in-person and virtually, at 5:30 on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. If you would like to attend from afar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent a link to attend via Zoom. To learn more about our board, please visit the Board of Directors page HERE