Most people I know become incredibly frustrated when Thanksgiving rolls around, due to all the family hoopla. My ears fill with the racket of others yammering about in-laws or their own family members. And yet, with stomachs full to the brink, everyone, drugged up on tryptophan…makes the same statement of “let’s do this again next year.”

So what part of Thanksgiving are we actually “giving?”

  • GIVING: Into crazy family hoopla, continuously every after year.
  • GIVING: Into over-eating, feeling like large beached whales, then spending the next three days eating different variations of leftovers that we over-ate in the first place.
  • GIVING: Into the crazy black Friday, head out at eight pm when it’s still Thursday, waiting in line, get pushed, and shoved to reach the few items at just one store (not to mention the other stores one has to go to next).
  • GIVING: Thanks to the fact that Thanksgiving is only once a year.

So to you and yours…Happy Thanksgiving??????



One comment

  1. Why do we keep doing things the way we’ve always done them when we know we won’t get a different result? Over the years, I’ve asked this when in a conversation where we’re all grumbling about the holidays, and most people shrug and say they’ll just endure it for another year. Endure? The definition of endure is “to tolerate or suffer patiently”. I’m thankful that you wrote this post to shine a light on this endurance test that pushes many to the brink of insanity. Which, by the way, can be defined as “doing things the way they’ve always been done and expecting a different result”.

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