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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Happy Thursday y'all!

Today for Thankful Thursday I want to share some of my thoughts on Thanksgiving.

I hope it's not too controversial.

Around this year I hear a lot of comments like this:

"I can't believe they're playing Christmas music. It's not even Thanksgiving yet!!"
"They're putting out Christmas stuff before they've even taken down stuff from Halloween!"
"It seems like everyone just forgets about Thanksgiving these days and jumps straight to Christmas."

I love Thanksgiving.
I really do.
I love the time with family.
I love the message it sends.
I love the food!!

But is there a reason that Thanksgiving is any less Thanksgiving with Christmas music on the radio?
Or stores with Christmas decorations up?

I don't necessarily think these things should detract from Thanksgiving at all.
I just fail to see how these things should stand in anyone's way of being thankful and celebrating Thanksgiving.
Do these things really prevent anyone from sitting around the table on Thanksgiving and being thankful?
I can think of things a lot bigger that Christmas that might stand between people and being thankful.

But moreover, thankfulness should be something that happens every day of the year.
Not just at Thanksgiving.
I personally think the holiday should serve as a reminder of all the things that you have in your life to be thankful for year round.

So yes I have been thinking of what to give others for Christmas.
I have thought about Christmas cards and scanned lots of Christmas decorations at the store.
I have listened to Christmas music on Pandora already!

And I will still be thankful on Thanksgiving.
As I will be every day.

What are you thankful for today?

Link up and let us know!


  1. AMEN! I don't know why everyone gets so worked up about that! Drives me bonkers!!!

  2. I agree with you 100%. If they really felt thankful to begin with and wanted to appreciate Thanksgiving... griping isn't the way it's done.


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