Happy Thanksgiving 2019, friends!! I know Thanksgiving is actually still a couple days away, but I wanted to take some time to ask you a very important question: What are you most grateful for in 2019…??
As you can probably tell from those two pictures above, I’m SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL for my mom and sister! That’s been the case every other year, too, but this year??? It seems especially salient. It’s no secret that I’m pretty frustrated with the state of the world — heck, I’d even go so far as to say that I’m downright angry. Things are a complete mess and it’s so easy to lose hope. I’ve found myself losing hope multiple times this year; I’ll probably lose hope again before 2019 is even over too — I mean, we’ve still got a little over a month left to go in this year. I’m constantly saying, “Now I’ve seen it all,” only to realize that, no, things can — and do — get very, very worse.
The truth is, there’s so much to get upset about, but that’s not what this post is about. I don’t want that to be what this post is about. At least not for today. We can have one day where we don’t dwell on all the bad things that are going on around us. We can have one day where we just enjoy good food and the company of our loved ones (sans politics talk, right?). We can have one day where we…just be.
Perhaps that’s the beauty of Thanksgiving and why I’m so looking forward to some downtime this week. We’ve earned it and we deserve it.
I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but I see you. I know the holidays are hard for so many people, myself included. Some don’t have families to go home to and others struggle with tense relationships, so please be gentle with yourself. Like I said, you’ve earned it and you deserve it.
So here’s to a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving 2019. I hope you celebrate in ways that bring you the most joy and love. I’ll be taking the rest of the week off, but I’m looking forward to coming back next week with exciting new posts, including this year’s Holiday Gift Guide!!! Any suggestions for categories?? Feel free to let me know! And follow along on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since I’ll surely be chronicling my adventures there!
And I’d love to hear about YOUR Thanksgiving adventures, friends! Where are you headed? What delicious food are you craving? Any fun traditions in store? Have a great rest of the week!!! xoxo
[Bottom photo via Unsplash]
I’m definitely thankful for my twin sister, family, and fur-babies! Even our angel baby, Mason. We’re cat parents and love our babies so much. My husband and I will be going up to his mom and step-dad’s for dinner. I’m cooking for us because I enjoy it, and my husband has Celiac, so hello gluten free fare. 😉 I’m looking forward to making and enjoying my grandmother’s cornbread dressing with homemade cranberry sauce as well as Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels and Butternut Squash! A fellow blogger shared the recipe. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hi, Melissa. I’m grateful for 2019 because of my husband came back to home from army. I waited him for 1,5 years.
Vicki S. says
I’m just so very thankful for the roof over my head and enjoyable food. My family is gone and I’m an only child. My partner is totally estranged from his family, very incredibly abusive, so we crave quiet, food, old movies, and dessert!
Love your blog, and your incredible insight. I too am disabled with several issues, but I quilt, sew, design needlework patterns and stay busy. I send warm wishes for the upcoming Holiday season and look so forward to your gift session. I would like to see tech suggestions for older adults that are tech challenged, including Alexa.
Miriam Aguilar says
Definitely my sister! She’s my best friend and my partner in law. I dont know what i would do without her.