If you follow Twitter, the news, TV, blogs, or any websites then you’ve by sure gotten the message of what Thanksgiving is about. Apparently, it’s about one, or more, of three things:
- How to not overeat, how many calories are in your meal, and how you should eat healthy (and probably not enjoy Thanksgiving very much)
- How many calories are in your food and what the best workout will be to burn it all off preemptively
- Black Friday sales and what the best deals are.
What happened to being grateful? What happened to not putting so much emphasis on food and our bodies, and instead focusing on spending time with families and friends? What if we all stepped back and thought more about the things in life we take for granted and took a moment to appreciate them?
I am as guilty as everyone else in that I’ve forgotten this message too, in the past. This year, as last year, I won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, as they are on the other side of the country. It makes me think about how much I wish I could be with them, and appreciate even more the friends I am getting together with who can’t be with their families either.
Yes, I plan to also be very grateful to the chef, the turkey, the football players, and the gym for being open in the morning. There’s no reason not to be. I just ask that we all take a moment to be thankful for one another as well.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!