Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Word-ish Wednesday: Thanksgiving Edition

Tomorrow, we here in the colonies celebrate the end to the tyranny and oppression from the evil Brits, the manifest destiny that allowed us to take over a land uninhabited by anyone (except the natives that lived here)... ::hears whisper:: what? Huh. Really? Ok, my bad...

Tomorrow, we here in the lovely U S of A have our annual celebration where we shift our focus from the troubles and strife that plague everyday life, to give thanks and express gratitude.

We celebrate it in many ways, but most of all it is a time to be shared with friends and family that we love...

And are reminded to be grateful that we only get together a few times a year.

We celebrate with food,

because what better way to be thankful for the abundance around you than a slice of pie, served with a side of guilt?

One of my favorite ways to start the day is by watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

I may not watch all of it, but I love the corny commentary, watching the crowds, the amazing balloons, the bad lip syncing, and hearing the stories of the bands that get chosen from around the country to march in this event. Sometimes I even make it to the end to see Santa closing out the show and opening up the shopping season!

But before the turkey is carved, and you're moments away from gnawing your arm off from hunger, take a moment to say thanks for all that you have, the love and abundance that surround you every day.

Take note of those thoughts. Say thank you for the smallest things and mean it. Bring the joy of the season to every day.

Then bring on the turkey coma!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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