The day is almost upon us! In my humble opinion, it is the second greatest holiday on our calendar. Yes, I’m talking about Thanksgiving. On this day, I take a rare opportunity to eat myself into a comatose state with all the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, and of course pie. Add to that binge watching of football and the day is darn near perfect.
But the topping on the day, is the opportunity to spend time with family and friends and celebrate what we are thankful for. To me, that is what truly makes the holiday special. I consider myself lucky in that I have a side of my family that has been getting together for this holiday since what seems like the beginning of time. Whether it was going to Grandma’s house or an aunt or uncle’s house, it was always great to see everyone and enjoy each other’s company. Many memories were made during this holiday and we all have a close knit bond.
During the holiday season, it’s very easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle all around. Whether it’s making sure you have the perfect gift for your favorite aunt or getting all the fixings for the big holiday meal, it’s easy to forget to be thankful for what you already have.
As Thanksgiving approaches, I challenge you to ask yourself what are you thankful for? I would love to hear about stories of love, gratitude and appreciation for all the wonderful things and people in your lives. Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will share them in a later blog post!