Holiday Spirit

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Is it just me but when October ends December begins?

There’s no real celebration for Thanksgiving until its time to sit down to eat. The day to be thankful is somewhat forgotten. I know in different cultures it’s celebrated but its more like in private not public.

Don’t get me wrong we still have the parade and the football game but ummmmmm that seems to be about it. As life keeps changing it seems so has traditions. You could say the evolution of holidays is happening and its interesting to see from the sidelines. We watch the next generation as they create their own traditions hoping there will be a mix of the old with the new.

Sometimes it goes smoothly but unfortunately when it doesn’t we sometimes rush with judgement that honestly isn’t needed. A cycle that I believe needs to stop. Take Thanksgiving for example. How fast can you name what your thankful for?

Everyone is thankful their alive and somewhat healthy but what else? For me I can say I’m thankful for the opportunity to grow my mindset. Life is constantly changing and having a mindset that can follow along to not just agree with but understand it to fully understand why you don’t agree or agree is a blessing. and blessings should never be overlooked.

For me personally Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. More than Christmas. In my eyes they go hand in hand. You celebrate what your happy for then you celebrate who made it possible. Anyone can tell you that if I care about you I celebrate you throughout the year. I over kill it but you get the idea. I’m thankful for every breath that I take and I cherish those that help make every breath joyful.

I show this by cooking a MASSIVE amount but with a reason. Food feeds the soul so why wouldn’t I feed the souls that nourished my life? I can say this year had a lot of crappy moments and life changing at that. But it also had some amazing moments and those for once out weighed the bad ones. So that’s a celebration to me.

I know there will be a time where I won’t be able to do my tradition but I will be able to have those memories of when I did and that’s a gift in itself.

As you can see there is a reason for Thanksgiving so let’s not rush through it for a sale, decorations and a chance for a day off. Remember that its a day to tell people you might not remembered saying you loved or respected them. I think Thanksgiving is before Christmas because he’s giving you the chance to show love to others besides him. We celebrate love and other aspects of history why not each other besides birthdays?

So as I say this I want to wish everyone a much needed and deserved Happy Thanksgiving! We made it through a year of major changes and with those changes we learned how to survive and grow, love and cherish what we love. And that is definitely something to be thankful for.

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