Hiya all, so in case you are wondering yep I am still alive and this blog is still active (sorta). I know its been 3 months since I have written but I have been super busy school ends in less then a month (wow thats frightening) so I shall have a little bit more time for a little while until next term.
Anyway Today is Thanksgiving, which for me is one of my favorite holidays. I think its an important holiday sadly it doesn't get the attention it deserves people tend to go straight from Halloween to Christmas and it seems Thanksgiving is just now another day of shopping or a day to prepare for black friday.
Is it me or does anyone else think that Black Friday is getting way out of hand? really I mean people are already waiting outside for what? more material items. When it was just Friday it was bad enough but now many stores are open for Thanksgiving or open Thanksgiving evening to start black friday early. I mean really using the one day of the year set aside to be thankful for all the wonderful blessings we have to buy more material things what is wrong with that picture comeon seriously.
Not only does it mean countless people will be shopping instead of spending time with their families, reflecting on all they have to be thankful for, but all the employees have to spend Thanksgiving away from their families thaks to their money hungry stores and companies who want to beat out the other stores and get to people early.
To me there is something wrong with society when people are being shot at and killed over a parking spot on black friday and others are being trampled to death so others can get the "hottest item" which will just be replaced with the new "hottest item" in a few weeks. Whats worse is this takes place the day after we celebrate all we have to be thankful for. but nope we need more more more. Its sad to me. Can't we just Celebrate Thanksgiving for what its suppose to be sharing a feast with your loved ones around you. Giving thanks for all the wonderful blessings we have in life. and sharing time with those who mean the most to you.
Like I mentioned I LOVE Thanksgiving and I refuse for this post dedicated to Thanksgiving to be all negative and complainy like :D soo. from here on out I am focusing on what the holiday is all about and how I celebrate this wonderful day.
Its funny though I have several tradtions there isn't one single way we celebrate Thanksgiving. It depends on who is here celebating with us. and what our schedules are the past few years I always worked Thanksgiving which was hard but at least I got off in time for the feast. Last year me and my sister made most of thanksgiving dinner. Other years my mom and aunt did it all. This year my aunt isn't coming so it looks like it will be me, my mom and my sister cooking. We usually always eat breakfast out. (since we don't like dirtying the kitchen before cooking) then we have appetizers and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. Then of course we have our Feast and dessert and clean up and just spend time together. My favorite dish is Corn casserole and green bean casserole. :D
The best thing about Thanksgiving and remembering all we have to be thankful for. I am so blessed and have so much to be thankful for, though in the daily grind of life with everything going on and all the little things that get me down or stress me out its easy to forget. Its nice having a time to stop and really reflect how wonderful life is. I am so thankful for so many things and people I don't think I could possibly name everything but here are the major things.
I am so thankful for my family my mom, who I love so much who has my back no matter what I do or where life takes me. I know no matter how old I get I can always count on her to be there for me with unconditional love and support. I couldn't ask for a better mother.
For my dad, who would do anything for us, he cares so much about all of us and is always there though I don't say it enough I love him so much and am so proud and happy that he is my dad.
For my sister, my best friend in the whole world. I cannot imagine life without her. We do everything together she has always been my secret keeper, my allie, my study partner, my best friend. I love her so much and am soo thankful for the bond we have.
For my brother and his wonderful family, I love them all so much. I still talk about the pranks my brother played on me and how he made me laugh and was always there for me. I am so thankful that I have such a wonderful sister in law and three beautiful nephews and having them come down after Christmas this year will definitly be one of my favorite Christmas gifts.
For my grandparents, though many of them are no longer here on Earth but with God in heaven their spirit endures they were the most kind hearted people I knew and I loved them all very much. and For my grandpa, who is one the most extrordinary men I know, He has so many of us grandkids yet has a way of making every single one of us feel loved and special. No one can make me laugh like he can. He is such a kind hearted, sweet, loving, strong family man and I love him soo much.
For all my aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, I am so blessed to be part of such a huge family I love being able to see them all during our annual christmas party, though we live all over we all have such a committment to family and I love them all.
For all My lakehouse sisters. though I haven't met many of you in person you are all truly my sisters these girls never fail to make me smile and I love hanging out with each and every one of them every chance I get.
For my church, and my church family, my church is truly my second home, the people there are so welcoming and kind and they really are my second family.
For my health
For my job, I may have off days and sure it has its challenges but I love working at the happiest place on Earth.Disney is truly a Magical place and I love being a part of such a wonderful company
For School, I finally feel like my life has direction and I have an idea of where its headed and I have a future thanks to the oppurtunity to get an education.
For my wonderful pets, my dogs zeus and sophie and my cockitil Buckeye these animals have become part of the family and bring me so much joy.
For my relationship with God, its so comforting to know that God is always by my side and is always there for me. knowing I don't have to go through this alone is a beautiful thing.
well there is my long list I am so thankful that I have food to eat and a roof over my head and clean clothes to wear, and clean sheets on a warm bed. and a car to drive. and the freedoms of being an American being able to speak my mind and practice my faith. All of these things that I so often take for granted are true blessings.
Also a huge thank you to all the brave men and women who are fighting or have fought for our country. Keeping us safe. May God bless you and your families Thank you for your service you truly are America's finest.
So there you have it my thanksgiving post. What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions and dishes? and what are you truly most Thankful for.
oh yeah forgot one thing I am truly thankful for all my followers and all the wonderful comments you leave you make it all worth it Thanks for reading may you all have a wonderful and blessed Thankgiving.
remember to love one another as God has loved you