Thanksgiving is a holiday that includes traditions established in childhood. We know what’s expected. It might be an annual Turkey Trot 5K, a family game of football, delicious turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, lots of pies from Grandma’s secret recipe, and a nap on the couch while the Lions or Cowboys play on TV. But what makes all of these routines memorable and important is the people who participate in them with you. Without family and friends, Thanksgiving — and really all holidays — wouldn’t be nearly as special.
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I’m sure many of you have participated in the Thanksgiving cliché of going around the dinner table and asking what each person is thankful for that year. So often, many of the answers are similar — thankful for family, thankful for time together, thankful for siblings. I used to think that I needed an original answer when it got to my turn. I didn’t want to say the same thing someone else had already said!
But looking back, I think those simple yet repetitive answers are some of the best things to be thankful for.
So this year, I don’t care how cliché it might be: I’m thankful for family. I am thankful for everyone who takes the time to read my blog. I am thankful for everyone who reaches out and tells me that these blogs made an impact on them. Finally, I am thankful that I have so much to be thankful for! 🙂 What repetitive or original things are you thankful for this year? Don’t worry, both are completely acceptable!