I was in Target last weekend and stunned by how much of the store was devoted to Christmas, a small section to reduced Halloween stuff, and only a tiny little endshelf to Thanksgiving.
To me, that’s sad!
When we lived in Hong Kong, I developed a passion for Thanksgiving. It is such uniquely American event, with its own smell and feel different than any other holiday. It wasn’t celebrated in HK, for obvious reasons. The kids had school, husbands had work. I missed Thanksgiving and made myself a promise to forever host this special holiday. I love that all-day turkey roasting smell, and sitting down to a traditional dinner surrounded by faces I love. Thanksgiving is a moment in time to remember to stop, give thanks to the Giver, and celebrate family and friends.
So here’s to kicking off the Thanksgiving season!