Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving: My Least Favorite Holiday

Don't get me wrong, I don't hate Thanksgiving, it's just my least favorite of all the holidays.

There's just nothing to do. Except eat. And eat we do. In years past I would eat so much that I would feel sick. Ick, I hate that feeling.

I enjoy spending time with family, but I do that whether it's a holiday or not.

I also don't need a day to be thankful for things. I'm thankful everyday for everyone and everything in my life. Every night as my head hits the pillow I think about how lucky I am to have so much. Not material things, but a great family and friends and good health and happiness. I know that I'm fortunate. Not just on a Thursday in November, but every single day.

I find that I look forward to Thanksgiving being over. I look forward to a four day weekend. I look forward to Black Friday. I look forward to sleeping in the day after Black Friday. And I look forward to another year of things to be thankful for.


  1. When I was younger I thought it was such a boring holiday. Now that I am cooking, it feels like a lot of work and stress. At the grocery store tonight I was thinking...what if we just skipped the entire thing LOL. I have to say on Thankgiving I am especially thankful for wine, just kidding (not really) I am thankful everyday for my beautiful family and my beautiful friends...yes I'm talking to you xo!

  2. So true - thanksgiving is the worst holiday ever. Forced eating, forced time with family you don't like, a couple of crappy football games, and everything is closed! And why, because we the pilgrims gave the native Americans smallpox, and want to erase that history with some tidy, friendly dinner?? Please....Not to mention Black Friday, which kicks off the most oppressive, commercialized 5 weeks of the year...