Monday, November 15, 2010

Muse: A Thankful Thanksgiving

It's a week early, but I have a recipe to share with you on Friday and don't want you to miss it! 

Thanksgiving is always one of those stressful times of year around our house.  It's that close to the xmas season and there's loads of things to cook.  But this year my mom is hosting and is requesting for everyone to bring something.  Much better in my mind. 

Thanksgiving is a time of the gathering together of family and friends and giving thanks for what you have.  A lot of times, we forget that aspect of the holiday.  At least, I know I do.  But this next week I really want to slow down and take a look at just what I have accomplished instead of looking at what I have left to do.  Hopefully, when we gather together on Thanksgiving, it will be with a full heart that I thank the gods in my own way and enjoy time with my extended family.

One of my friends only seems to be excited about the sales the next day, wanting me to go out with her.  She hopes she gets to punch someone in order to get an item for cheap.  She's never done it, and I don't think she really would anyway, but that's my friend.  I have always stayed away from Black Friday.  Sure, there may be sales, but do I want to deal with the mass of humanity all focused on getting something cheap before anyone else?  Not really. 

I don't like people pressing in around me anyway and I really dislike mass commercialism. 

But I think that having such a 'me first' attitude the day after we give thanks for being with family and for what we have is wrong.  I feel like the feelings from Thanksgiving should last at least most of the holiday season, and they do, except for this black day where all rules seem to go out the window.  Ah well.  I can see the draw of it.  And some days I wish I could go out and get the deals without being squished or frozen.  But I'm always broke on Black Friday.  Maybe I will go with my friend to the place where they have layaway...

What are you doing for Thanksgiving?  If you don't meet up with family, do you go out with friends?  Do you only get excited for Black Friday?  What are you thankful for?

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