Investing in Family: Thanksgiving Edition
With the holidays unofficially beginning this week, it might be tempting to get caught up in the buzz. To hyper-schedule our lives. To purchase every single item on our list and check it twice. Possibly to brave the throngs of crazed-eye shoppers on Black Friday, all in search of the perfect shirt or toy at an unbeatable price. But before we submit to the holiday frenzy, it just might be time to slow down and give thanks.
We may wish to give thanks for all of our wonderful family and friends, for the roofs over our heads, or even for the simple yet complicated opportunity we have to live our lives. Life may not always be easy, but we still have so much to be thankful for, as individuals, as parents, as a nation and as a world.
So my wish for all on this Thanksgiving is that we can take a few moments to drink in the wonderfulness of our crazy families (despite Aunt Edna's insistence on pinching our thirty-year-old cheeks). Take a moment to smile at Edna. Take a second to breath in the milky-sweet scent of your brother's baby. Take an instant to hold hands with your husband. And give thanks to the universe for the beauty of life. Because that's what Thanksgiving and the holidays are truly about.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! May you and your family be blessed.