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A Day of Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving Friends!!!

What are you thankful for?

I’m seeing a lot of negativity on the interwebz around the celebration of Thanksgiving because of the history of that time period when “the first thanksgiving” allegedly took place. Welp…I don’t know about you, but…I don’t really believe much of what we were taught in school as kids, thanksgiving or otherwise, and I certainly don’t think about pilgrims or native americans when this day comes around.

So…I’mma celebrate!

Sorry, not sorry.

I love thanksgiving day. It gets the whole country on board with gratitude!
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I think about my family, friends, and the amazing blessings we have in our lives. …OK and I think about a lot of food, too.

This thanksgiving is our second in this house, but the first that we’re celebrating at home and cooking a meal. We went to a restaurant with my extended family last year.

I’m excited for Thanksgiving because my daddy and my broby are in town for it. I kinda like those guys.

But, I have a secret:

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I do thanksgiving every day. And you can too.

  • At dinner we go around the table saying what we’re grateful for in lieu of asking grace. Even Rohan and Kaya join in.
  • Every morning I use my gratitude app and list what I’m thankful for and happy about (the app is free, download one!)
  • Every evening when I’m journaling and planning for the day ahead I write something I was grateful for during that day
  • Thank people genuinely when they help you, directly or otherwise.
  • Send thank you notes, even. (I totally don’t do this one lol)

Keeping thanksgiving going throughout the year is easy!

If for some crazy reason you don’t think you have anything to be grateful for, let me help you out. AHEM: you’re alive, you have indoor plumbing and access to the internet, you can read, you’re likely reading this on a computer that fits in your hand, you’re loved (I love you!), and you have great taste in the blogs you read. 🙂

That’s something to be thankful for!

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Now, yucky stuff happens of course. In fact, John and I are dealing with a very stressful situation right now. We don’t ignore our problems by focusing on the positive. We address the issues, but choose not to dwell in the negative emotions that come with them. Keeping our minds on the great stuff in our life keeps our vibrations (mood) up and more great stuff coming our way!

SO.

Today I’m thankful for you, my dear blog friend. Thank you for visiting and reading whether this is your first visit (sign up for my mailing list yo) or you’ve been around since 2010 (hey girl, hey!) I’m thankful that you’ve decided to visit today. THANK YOU.

I wish you a kickass thanksgiving full of family, friends, food, and fun. And I hope you eat some bomb food with lots of leftovers so you don’t have to cook again til Monday. (hug) If you’re alone this thanksgiving, I hope you find some connection with others, have great phone calls, text convos, or FB messages.
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If you’re lonely, email me or message me on Facebook and I’ll chat with you. Not even kidding. I live on my phone!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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