By Mo Breden
We are about to enter the holiday season (and by holiday season, I mean the “holidays” between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day). For me that includes, but is not limited to, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. You may celebrate some holidays in addition to these, like Hanukkah or Kwanza, but the preceding are the ones that I refer to when I say “holiday season.” I don’t believe there is a “war on Christmas,” I think the war on Christmas has been manufactured and blown out of proportion by Fox News. But believe as you wish.
Now, where was I?????? Oh, yea, as we enter the holiday season, let’s remember to be kind to our selves and not lose our selves in the “commercialization” of the holidays.
First, let’s give it to Thanksgiving! This holiday was created and devoted to giving thanks, not to turkey and parades (although turkey is good and “the” parade is always fun), but to God– for the blessings, bounty, and abundance we have received during the year. It is a simple holiday, but a beautiful one, which has been trampled almost into nonexistence by the commercialization of the “favored” holiday of Christmas. Favored, only because it means more, more, more. In America we have come to love, more, more, more. More of everything. I will write about the more, more, more, as we move into Christmas, but as I stated, for today, let’s give it to Thanksgiving.
Why not, in the two weeks we have left until Thanksgiving Day, begin to calm our souls with thoughts of our blessings, and begin to count them, quietly in our minds? Gratitude is an amazing feeling. Gratitude can pull you up from the most deep dark place in your life into the brilliance of sunlight.
Why not, in the two weeks we have left until Thanksgiving Day, jot down our blessings on paper, and spend some time with them, quietly by ourselves, giving thanks?
And finally, why not share what you have written with whomever you share Thanksgiving? Let it be known that you have something to be thankful for, share your blessings. That is what Thanksgiving is meant to do. Share your blessings.
Thanks for stopping by to read my post; I hope to see ya’s next week, for Life with Mo.