Thanksgiving: by J

* photo via apartment therapy

I am super excited for Thursday as Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday.

Despite the controversial history of Thanksgiving, I see it as a time of year to spend time with family and gather together for a meal.

I actually like it better than Christmas because of the lack of gifts. I know, right?

I remember as a kid Christmas definitely reigned supreme. Something shifted as I got older. I guess going from the receiver of gifts to being in the midst of giving and receiving something changed.

I just find it easier to remember the significance of togetherness during a time where the sole focus is dinner with those closest to us.

Also I put a huge amount of pressure on myself to get the right gifts for people, the right thought, money spent, something they need, want and are excited to receive, while retaining some sense of surprise.

I know it is silly, and that the gesture is what matters, however, this just doesn’t seem to help me relax and trust my instincts.

In any case, I’ll be making my second turkey ever, and fingers crossed it all goes well,

If you have any tips or tricks please share,

xo J

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3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving: by J

  1. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, too, and I share your reservations about Christmas. It’s so stressful, but I do love seeing how excited my children are about Santa Claus.

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