Mmmm the Holidays! Some of my favorite times of the year. A time where you can hopefully sit back and relax; Where you can spend some time with your family. A time where you can watch football, eat too much, have multiple desserts and everything be just gravy. A time where you can get a jump on Christmas shopping for a discount! Also, for all my customer service people out there, a time when the restaurants and shops will be filled with people who are out and about shopping.
This holiday is going to be a little different for me. Sometimes we have to break tradition, not because we want to but because we have too. My grandparents’ house was flooded in the recent storms, so this year Thanksgiving will be held at a different place. This made me stop and think about how my family has grown over the years. My Cousin, my brothers and sister have gotten married and started their own families. Not everyone can be every place at the same time, so you miss seeing them during the Holidays when you used to be able to catch up. That is Life though right? Things change, people change, and you make the best of every situation you can.
I am hoping to start a new tradition this year. I haven’t been home that much at all this year due to life. Everyone knows how it can get crazy busy. I however, have a date with the man (my dad) and we are putting a brisket on for Thanksgiving. My Dad is normally always on the grill cooking, but I thought I would try my hand at it this time. I am super excited about it as it has been quite some time since we have gotten to have some quality Pop and daughter time. Regardless of how it turns out, nothing can beat being at home and around family.
I am also fortunate to be able to spend some time at one of my most favorite places, our deer camp in Sandy Creek. I love being there and every stress and worry is thrown out the window as soon as you hit the gravel road. It is also nice to get to sit in the deer stand, finally! I know! I am horribly late getting out there this year.
Whatever you do, take some time to enjoy the Holidays. Reach out to those loved ones and give them an extra hug. We are never promised tomorrow, so make sure to make the most of today.
Thoughts for the week:
Showing Love and Kindness can go a long way, why don’t we show more kindness? Have you ever thought about going out of your way every day, or twice a week, heck even once a week and doing something nice for a stranger? Even the smallest act can make the biggest impact on someone. We all have trials and tribulations, it is how you look at them that determines your outcome. Look on the bright side and go out of your way for someone else.
“The 5 love Languages- The Secret to Love That Lasts” – Gary Chapman – this book is very interesting. It is amazing how people need different things from other people to feel loved. Everyone is built differently and if you do not know your love language, or what fills your love tank, or what makes you feel loved, this is a must read for you. It is a fairly easy read and even comes with a built-in quiz in the back.
Enjoy the Holidays and spread some Love…