Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday. I heart Thanksgiving!
I love that the menu is the same as last year. I love that the Macy’s Day Parade is on t.v. I love that football follows the parade. I love that it is cold outside and I get to stay inside. I love the food. I love spending the day with family and that they are willing to come here to share in thankfulness. I love that the leaves crunch under their feet when they walk in the front door. I love it that my kids have started to help with the cooking. I love that there are yummy scrummy leftovers. I love it a.l.l. d.a.y. l.o.n.g.
This year, I decided to make my resolutions at Thanksgiving rather than New Years. I ain’t so great at resolutions anywho. I am usually way too ambitious. I don’t like to write it all down because that seems too big of a commitment (maybe I am missing the point here). And then I simply forget what I promised myself. So I figured why not make those pesky promises at the beginning of the holidays – when I am still full of the joy of the season and not yet exhausted by it all? That way I can start over at New Years if it all turns out to be a big fail. 😎 There have to be mulligans in New Years resolutions, right?
Therefore and hitherto – I promise
to try to stop having opinions about flippin’ everything. We all do it – “why is she wearing that” or “does he really think that makes sense”? We are all very wise to the world when it comes to what other people are doing as compared to what we know well they should be doing. Full of opinions *read criticisms* we are of what other people have got going on.
Let’s stop the madness – yes, dear reader, I am dragging you along with my Thanksgiving Resolution Revolution – and give everyone a break.
Oh yea, and where we can, let’s try to be a little more generous with sharing our time, talents, and patience.
I donated some food to a local food bank yesterday and boy, that felt good. Just knowing that another mother will have the opportunity to struggle to get her children to eat green beans tomorrow did my heart good. Lots of food is on sale right now (and you are likely to be in a grocery store at least 50 times in the next few weeks), food banks are really hurting, and it’s an easy peasy way to help out.
So anyturkey, that’s it. I am going to try to say to myself “why do I need to have an opinion about this” before I open my big fat mouth and share exactly what I am thinking. And if you know me, add me to your prayer list and wish me luck! This won’t be easy. 😉