In my opinion, Thanksgiving is the true start of the holiday season. Halloween… I don’t count on this. Maybe it’s because of my dislike for it or the dressing up. Ugh…
This time of the year always gets me excited. Excited for the Holidays, for new experiences (and food), and the decorating!
Tomorrow, our Christmas lights will be turned on. They’ve been up [but unlit] for about a week now. Thanks to Clark aka my lovely husband, who may or may not have already bought more lights to add to the lot for this year and has told me he’s going to make another trip. Ha!
And, I can start decorating this weekend. (yippee!) I’m dying to bring those 1,000 boxes upstairs to unpack them all. I’m envious of other people that can do it before Thanksgiving but for traditions sake I must wait. Every year, I try to decorate a little differently than the years past to spice it up. I tend to get pretty bored with the same old. This will be our third year in our house. It’s still being changed and I’m still accumulating all the “stuff” that goes along with a bigger house.
The first year, we had nothing. Quite literally… I improvised with a beverage bucket I had to house our tree and I didn’t go too crazy with other decorations that year. Last year, on the flip side, I experimented with new decor items. There were a lot of trips to Target, Homegoods, and Hobby Lobby. We completely flipped our floor plan around in our living room (and it stuck around all year) thanks to the biggest tree ever. I can’t wait to see what this year has to bring!
Before I get too crazy with the spirit of Christmas, let me take a step back.
Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving and reflecting on what we’re thankful and grateful for. Shouldn’t we reflect on this every day?
I’m thankful for my husband, my not-so-little-anymore one, and my family.
I’m thankful for my amazing friends, wherever they are currently in the world.
I’m thankful for all of you reading this. You give me a reason to do it. Keep the comments and emails coming!
I’m thankful to live in a country where we have freedom, well… most of the time.
I’m thankful that we have a warm meal, good conversation, and clothes on our backs.
I’m thankful that we have the means to help others in need and feel empathy towards others. Empathy is missing in our society right now. Let’s get it back…
I’m trying really hard to be thankful every day. We should all try to.
What are you thankful for this year?