Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Today, we embark on our trip home to New York to spend time with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. The drive is sure to be stressful as millions of Americans make their way along the crowded highways to be with their families, too. I see a few arguments in my future, as the inevitable traffic jams coupled with the long-as-it-is drive prove difficult for J and I to keep our cool. But through all of the stress and pressure, not just for today's drive but in every day life, we must remember that we are rich with blessings. While the holiday may be just a prelude to Christmas for many, it truly is a day to take the time and think about what we are thankful for. Times are difficult for many (unemployment, among other travesties), but remember that no matter how bad you think you have it, someone is always worse off than you. So take the time to tell your family that you love them, kiss your husbands and wives no matter how they drive you crazy, and give your pets a special treat (turkey, perhaps?). Take a break from the daily stresses and warm yourself in the company of loved ones (and hopefully lots of food and wine). And please, don't be that guy who goes to Target at 10pm Thanksgiving night. Don't even get me started on that one.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,