Thursday, November 14, 2013

What happened to giving thanks?

I would first like to thank everyone that left comments and sent me messages, full of prayers and hugs. I am moving forward one foot in front of the other, one day at a time.

We are having a Celebration of Life party for my mom on the 24th, so I have been busy planning that. I go through periods of complete sadness, especially when I am alone in the car. I can't believe I will never see her smiling face again or be able to give her a hug.

But as everyone keeps reminding me, time...

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As I was walking through the bookstore this past Tuesday, feeling completely sad I was hoping to find some Thanksgiving books to brighten my mood. To my dismay, all I found was Christmas!

You see, Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday. It is a day with no expectations, just beautiful colors, warm smells, delicious food and great conversations with friends and family.

It makes me so sad to walk through stores and see that we ignore the one time of year that we give thanks and are actually thankful for the people and things around us, instead we just jump right into the "gimme" season. 

I see all the Christmas colors, decorations, and holiday gifts and all it does is stress me out. I am running out of time to buy gifts, I haven't decorated yet, I haven't thought about my Christmas card yet, am I buying or making things for the neighbors, what little gift should I have on hand for those that stop by or those that I go visit...too many expectations! This, to me is not enjoyable. 

Again, I ask, what happened to giving thanks?

So here is to family, good food and no expectations! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

2 comments :

  1. I agree. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too. It is the perfect time to reflect on all that we have.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Prayers for your family. I do agree with you on the issue of Thanksgiving. It really does just get skipped over. We go from Halloween (give me candy) to Christmas (give me presents) with no thanks in between.

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