I hosted a small group with family and friends. It was nice. But I couldn’t help but find myself missing the days when my family was so much larger. The chaos and craziness of running all over town seemed endless. Nieces and nephews. Aunts and Uncles and cousins.
It’s inevitable that things change, and I’ve learned something that has become so important to me.
Change is inevitable. People move away. Children grow up and start families of their own. We lose people we love. It’s a part of life.
What should never change is that we remember to be thankful each and every single day. Not just sitting around a table surrounded by turkey with all the fixings on Thanksgiving.
Although, who are we kidding? Wine always helps. lol
The holidays can be crazy, and nothing is crazier than what comes the day after Thanksgiving!
Dun dun dun…
Nursing a food hangover, all those brave souls swarm the stores in search of the perfect gifts.
I don’t do Black Friday. It scares me. A lot.
Ever since the time my nephew wanted nothing for Christmas except a certain, hot item... Mighty Morphin Power Ranger action figure... and my sister almost threw down with the woman who had nastily grabbed it right from her hands at the store.
We laugh about it now, but at the time, it was insane. That woman was ready to beat down my sister for – as we ended up calling it – that stinking Goldfart figure.
So, to those of you who recover from the food hangover and do it every year…I salute you!!
And I am still thankful. I’m thankful for so much. Little things and big things.
It’s so easy at this time of year to forget this. Forget that the holidays are a time of love and friendship. Of doing something for others.
Enjoy them. Treasure the little ones while they are still little. Cherish those who are the keeper of holidays past. The ones who know all the stories.
They are irreplaceable.
This season, enjoy the small stuff. Start a new tradition. Just don’t stress yourself out. Life is way too important.
And remember to be thankful every day!