Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tis the Season – 40 Days of Thankfulness

Our Nature Christmas Tree!
The great American day of thankfulness is upon us. Lincoln made it official and the stories began.

I have many wonderful Thanksgiving memories and stories to match. From being a little kid and trying to patiently wait for the pumpkin pie (which I ate even though I was incredibly full) to spending a couple Thanksgivings by myself taking time for solitary meditation and exploration of the true meaning of the holiday to many parties and trips to New York and the beach for festivities that encompassed many families to today – a quiet day with my husband.

It is our first Thanksgiving as a married couple and we are excited about starting new traditions. Watching the Macy’s Parade on TV has morphed into putting up our Christmas tree and decorating it in a woodland theme. Last-minute runs to the store have turned into a long walk after our meal (which also changed from gorging ourselves to healthy portions and saving some for later). Cocktails at brunch and throughout the day have become a bottle of champagne shared as the sun sets.

My life has become quieter, but that’s not so bad. I have a loving husband, enough food to feed us both for days, cuddling puppies and a warm house to escape the cold. I am very thankful for all of these blessings and wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

1 comment:

Wendy said...

I love the idea of a woodland themed tree. It looks great!