Monday, November 2, 2009


I absolutely love the month of November!! The earth is settling down into it's winter sleep, the holidays are just around the corner, and I get to celebrate my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving!!

I love to plan and cook the whole meal. If I could, I would have a whole house full of people to share the day with me! The more the merrier. It is so wonderful to have this holiday where we can focus on what we are thankful for, eat a wonderful meal, and just the enjoy each others company. No gifts to fuss about, no parties to worry about, no pressure - just pure enjoyment.

Don't get me wrong, I love Christmas. But it has become such a commercial holiday that, to me, the true meaning has been lost. If I could have my way about Christmas it would be 1 gift for each person and the day would be focusing on each other.

I feel sad sometimes that Thanksgiving has gotten lost between Halloween and Christmas. But it doesn't get lost at this house. I refuse to buy anything Christmas related, put up decorations, or even think about gifts until the day after Thanksgiving. It's my own personal way of savoring and remembering this beautiful holiday!

I hope that you will enjoy every single day of November and especially Thanksgiving Day. May you month be filled with blessings and happiness.


Sarah said...

I think you are changing my point of view with that beautiful post! You are SO right!

Aunt Jenny said...

I agree...I adore Thanksgiving..all about family and the feast and just a wonderful holiday~! I won't start Christmas decorating until the day after either. November is an awesome month!

aimee said...

Well I am a little bit biased about Thanksgiving being my fav holiday (being a Pilgrim descendant)...BUT I totally agree with you! Christmas is no longer what it was in my childhood. It is SO commercialized now and the stores have displays up before summer is even over:( ICK! Thanksgiving directs our hearts and minds towards God as we remember all the blessings we have been given. I love it!
Good post!

Florence said...

I too have been thinking about Thanksgiving and what it truly means, savor the weeks to the upcoming days. Hugs Florence