The New Normal at Thanksgiving
Is this the first Thanksgiving holiday after the pandemic, that you’ve had people over or that you’re going places? Or are you old hat at being amongst groups of friends and family.
Last year, was a more hybrid type holiday season. Many people were restrained about decisions to travel or be in a crowd. Lots of families were still visiting virtually.
If you are like some of my friends, and me, you did travel somewhere during the past year. You found yourself amongst a group of people, came home and got sick with Covid. This Thanksgiving, it may still be a risk, but we’ve become a little more adventurous. We’re more willing to be out and about – with or without a mask. Whatever you do, have a fun, safe holiday.
One of the special things about Thanksgiving is the celebration of gratitude for all the many blessings in our lives. Grateful that we have the freedom to choose how we wish to celebrate and who we wish to spend it with.
To Travel or Not to Travel?
Traveling during the holidays can be filled with lots of opportunities to practice patience. Lots of people and potential weather impacts translate into potential travel challenges. Consider taking with you extra snacks of the low-sugar variety, just-in-case your long-distance travel plans hit a snag. Those snacks can help the “grumpy” factor and possibly postpone a meltdown!
If you decide you aren’t ready to go visiting and are going to just stay home or you’re going out to a restaurant – enjoy.
Another choice, skip the celebration entirely, treat it as just another day. If that’s what you want to do, go for it, and don’t let anyone shame you about your decision.
We’re having company this year for the first time in three years. Our granddaughters, four of them between 6 and 14, are coming over along with their wonderful parents. This will be a classic food fest with a turkey and all the fixings. Oh yes, one can’t forget the traditional football on the Thanksgiving day. This weekend is the final house preparation and then Wednesday turns to the food. After all Thanksgiving is all about the food, family, and friends – and the football!
A Season of Gratitude and Contentment
There is a sense of contentment and joy (see the blog: Joy – ‘Tis the Season Or Is it?) in the process. I’m excited to see the family and receive their hugs – big blessings in my life.
What about you? Are you receiving guests, staying home, going to a restaurant, traveling, or feeding the homeless? I’d really love to know! Leave a comment and share your plans.
Whatever you do on this day of gratitude, please know that you are part of the blessings in my life. To have you along on this journey called life is special. Thank you.
The next 3 Keys to Radically Transform Your Life and Finances Workshop is on November 29, 2022, at 2pm PT. This is your chance to learn my 5-step process that will change your financial reality no matter what beliefs or stories have held you back up until now. I’d love to see your there. You can register here.
You can buy my book Everything I Learned About Life I Learned on Vacation here.
Happy Thanksgiving and Ciao,