Happy Thanksgiving

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Are you already cooking? I am about to start. If you are like our family, we are making all the sides and trimmings even though we have no guests this year. We are making turkey, Honeybaked ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and so on. It’s all happening even though my parents and siblings won’t be in attendance. I love these dishes. We only make it once a year. Let’s do it right.

If you find yourself alone this year, I encourage you to zoom with a friend or make your own feast and freeze the leftovers. Don’t skip the day. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and show gratitude (although the food is great too). If you make the holiday about being thankful, you won’t be disappointed. How can we be engage in being thankful with the state of our world?

  • Spend the day writing thank you or “I appreciate you” cards
  • Order takeout for a neighbor tomorrow and have it delivered anonymously
  • Share your favorite book with a friend, ask them to read it and pass it on
  • (Come up with your own idea that fits your personality)

There are many ways you can share gratitude with others. Take the time to do so. Also, take a moment to be real too. Acknowledge the losses of this year (missed graduation ceremonies, ill friends and family, financial losses, etc.). Don’t act like all is good because it isn’t. It’s tough. However, we will get through this. So offer real thanks by sharing the good and the bad with those around your table or around your zoom call. Address both sides of the emotions.

I’m thankful for you. Thank you for reading and responding to my blog. Have a wonderfully, reimagined Thanksgiving this year!

Dream Big! Pray Big!

“Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” ~ Psalm 106:1

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