Thanksmas

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I have friends who have their own families and celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving as one holiday. Sometimes I think that is the simpler, better version of what we have made holidays.

Thank-mas. Thank more.

There’s something to be said for a holiday like Thanksgiving (removing the historical background and all the PC-ness). The gathering of family and/or friends, people COOK REAL FOOD, and watch football.

Sidenote: I’m looking forward to seeing Michigan BEAT OSU this year!

Don’t get me wrong. Sometimes it is a confrontation that relationships are not perfect and we have to work on changing things about ourselves. Being with family can be tough. I’ve had to get used to the fact that everything I grew up with no longer exists – tradition-wise – as an adult child of divorce.

However, there are bright moments like the sweet laughter of my nephew and brother bonding at the dinner table. The sweet pictures my older nephew drew me. The cute bracelet my niece made me. Everyone being comfortable because we like hanging out with each other, which I know is not the case in every family.

What are you thankful for? How can you encourage someone today? How can we be thankful for more of our lives? Thankful for the good, the bad, and the ugly that has shaped us and gotten us to this moment in life? 

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