Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In Defense of Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday EVER.
Therefore I'm understandably protective of it and each year I find myself getting more and more defensive of it. As in, "TAKE YOUR STINKING CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS DOWN AND GIVE THE TURKEY SOME RESPECT PEOPLE!"
Sorry. Had to get that out.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some Christmas. There is something undeniably wonderful about your home when it is decorated for Christmas and smells wonderful and feels merry and bright. The lights, the music, the meaning...Christmas has A LOT going for it. But here in modern day America it has also been hijacked by marketers and retailers and every year I inevitably find myself sucked into the game sometime between now and the 25th...spending more money than anticipated and meditating less on the birth of Jesus than on which cookies I'm bringing to the family exchange.
Thanksgiving is still so pure. Family, food, grateful hearts. So simple. I love love love it.
This year we are not getting together with extended family because I'm approximately the size of a hippopotamus. It'll just be the three of us and B Daddy's parents and sister at our house. I'm thrilled that we will have time to really connect with one another and enjoy food and fellowship.
May you enjoy this Thanksgiving in all its simplicity!