I went to the grocery store today, and the woman in the check-out line was wearing a turkey hat on her head. So I stopped to take a look around and noticed pilgrim decorations, cornucopias decorating the aisles, pumpkin pie filling for sale, and posters declaring that turkeys were coming soon. Can it be? Is Thanksgiving really almost here?
I can already smell the Pumpkin Pies cooling on the counter, the cider warming on the stove and the turkey cooking in the oven. I can imagine my family gathering around to chat, the kids excited to have a four day weekend from school, and everyone excited for my Aunt’s pecan pie. I know my husband is excited for Football on TV, and a week’s worth of leftovers for turkey sandwiches! Thanksgiving also brings forth feelings of nostalgia, and though we’d like to spend time with everyone we know, we also know it is quite impossible. This year, we need to slow down and enjoy the company of the people that we are able to see for the holidays. We need to remember that the quality of the time we spend with others is much more important than how many people we can see in a matter of 4 days. It is not a race, it is not a competition, it is a holiday, and we are going to soak in the smells and the sights and the sounds. And why not send some free thanksgiving ecards to your family and friends.
What are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?