It seems like every year the holidays start earlier and earlier. Christmas commercials were in full force November 1st, but I saw Christmas items going up in stores on Halloween. Good grief!
I know, I can preach to the masses that we’ve got a big fat feathery holiday here in November, but no matter how much I say it, folks will start breaking out their Christmas music, setting up their tree and starting fa-la-la-ing as soon as the trick-or-treaters have peaced out off their porch.
Honestly, I know it’s because of the joy and magic that Christmas brings. Who wouldn’t want to fast forward ahead to that joy? So I get it. I still hold Thanksgiving as one of my favorite holidays of the year and I know it’s always been a special one with good friends, family, and food abound!
Even if you’re not a fan of Thanksgiving, it’s that holiday you skip over on the way to hang your stockings by the fire, I encourage you to find a few moments of gratitude in your day and in this season. We’re gearing up for a day that, no joke, is all about being grateful and giving thanks for what you’ve got because, truth be told, we tend to forget to say those thank-you’s when life is spinning faster than we can keep up.
The best way to sum it up is with one of my favorite quotes, “sometimes in my little mess I forget how big I’m blessed.” In other words, when things are heavy, your world feels that much busier and chaotic, there’s always, always something to be grateful for even when it doesn’t feel like it. Sometimes that’s the second cup of coffee and sometimes that’s a saving grace of a friend. It’s different for everyone, but the point is there’s something you can find and now is a good time to remind yourself of that before the holiday craze really sets it.
I’m thankful for pie and I’ll probably be thankful for the stretchy leggings I’m planning on wearing for turkey day, too!
Do you skip over Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas or do you still take time to enjoy the stuffing and cranberry sauce first?