#TBT to 2002, when my friend Kat and I were at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Every year, my Thanksgiving begins by watching this parade, so it was an absolute thrill to be there in person. This was when I lived in New York for a short time, and I almost got a job at Macy’s just for the chance to walk in this parade. But instead, I worked in a restaurant in Grand Central Station, and attended the parade as a fan. It was super cold, but worth every second!
The holidays are often a time for traditions, counting our blessings, and spreading joy. No matter where you spend today, or who you spend it with, I hope it’s filled with love, turkey, pie, and maybe even a nap.
“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
I know we’ll all soon be swept up in the twinkling lights of December. And the annual making our lists and checking them twice routine will commence. But before that sets in and you rush off to a Black Friday sale, please take time to really be thankful. Count your blessings. Make that the list you check twice.
It’s so easy to bypass Thanksgiving on our way to more merry and bright holidays, but it’s a great time to pause and reflect. Whatever you’re doing, I hope you are spending today with people who make you more grateful. Whether your Thanksgiving is with family, friends, or even strangers, we all have something to be grateful for. Let’s all do a better job reminding each other of that, instead of worrying about our wants or stressing about our stuff. Let’s be good stewards of what we have, both possessions and relationships.
Brrrr—it’s getting chilly outside, and this girl’s already hitting the hot cocoa pretty hard! But cocoa and blankets and cold weather mean one thing, the holidays are coming. Ready or not, they’ll be here before you know it. While that’s frightening on one hand, it means a lot of fun holiday events on the other! Can’t you just smell the logs on the fire? And though we are never short on events in Atlanta, there’s an especially exciting lineup of fall and winter happenings to add to your to do list.