Thanksgiving doesn't get the recognition it deserves. It's a quiet holiday. There are no sparkly tinsel trappings. The fanciest thing you might get is pretty whipped cream swirls on top of your pumpkin pie or seeing the Rockettes on tv during the Macy's parade. It's a humble holiday that lets me spend a quiet day with my family, eating good food, and remembering to count my abundant blessings.
we tend to gloss right over it as though after Halloween the only
holiday is Christmas. And it's a material filled marketers Christmas-
not the holy, simple, yule logged Christmas of yore. Even Black Friday
seems sexier than Thanksgiving.
Lately, I've been
preferring Thanksgiving. I'm looking forward to a whole day spent with
my family when our days are filled up and our weekends are crazy busy
with soccer and birthday parties. Christmas, as much as I love it, has
become a season of stress and chores. I'm tired already for trying to
decide what gifts to give people who have everything (and might turn up
their nose at the wrong gift). I have some issues to work out with
Christmas. But, Thanksgiving- it's all good with Thanksgiving.