Thanksgiving is Here! Another year is nearly gone already. I haven’t been as diligent as I should in keeping up my blogging activity. So this week as I wrap up the month, I began to ponder a bit about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday next week. For many the holiday this year may be stressful, or melancholy, for others full of tradition, family and lots of Turkey! For me. . . not quite sure yet. But one thing I am sure of, is that no matter how hard life may seem at times, I know that I have an amazing life and a lot to be thankful for!
The Denver post had a great blog posting regarding this upcoming day… I can’t think of our family traditions? It seems to be more of just a classic day that is our tradition, I guess. It goes something like this….. I try to sleep in until atleast eight a.m., if I am lucky. Then, the cooking begins, as well as the constant snacking and nibbling all morning too. Of course, we watch the ‘Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Making pies with my sweet Grandma, setting the table with turkey place settings, and a house full of family. Then the actual feast commences, with all the immediate family and cousins and friends. Everyone takes a turn to share what they are thankful for. Now too full to even walk, I roll onto the couch and resign to watching football with my brothers, fall asleep, wake up to family cards, then do absolutely nothing the rest of the day. So is this whole day considered a tradition? Does anyone of this sound familiar?
So the Denver Post forum regarding Thanksgiving traditions really struck a cord this year. Some of the traditions shared were pretty funny, and some gave me some great ideas to try to inaugurate into my family traditions for the holiday.
“I am the Queen of Traditions except for Thanksgiving. We usually go for a hike on the Turkey Trot trail and saying something for which we are thankful at the dinner table. Otherwise, our holiday seems to fall a little flat. What Thanksgiving traditions do you have in your family? (posted by ‘crazy canuk.) We do a turkey bowl every year (as in go bowling). I have also been wanting to expand our traditions and found this great list on Ezinearticles . . . (more….)
I like the “Turkey Bowl” idea as well as idea #8 the best: “Show your gratitude to an unsung hero. Get together with your family and decide on a person or a group in your community who could use an extra pat on the back, ie. firefighters, soldiers, police officers, volunteers. Put together a special plate of goodies and deliver it (or pack it up for shipping) as a family.” I think I might just add some of these ideas to my own family traditions this year.
Happy Thanksgiving to all and thank you for all you do! And don’t forget to enjoy a little classic Charlie Brown!