Gratitude vs Thanksgiving

We don’t ‘do’ thanksgiving here. But we always live in gratitude for the small things that are within our means.

Traditions are meant to be kept if you want them, or tossed if they no longer work for us. No guilt. No judgement. No turkey.

After the Santa Clause came out over 20 years ago, I started my own tradition of really wanting to go to Denny’s followed by a movie.

I haven’t been to a movie theater since the end of 2019. That seems surreal because I used to love to go. Today?

A whole new world.

Since we consider thanksgiving a day that tends to white wash the truth about the origins of our country, (my own family being Pilgrams) … instead, we spend it spending time together rather than time with the ghosts of days gone by.

Holiday season is consumerism season. My kids and I made the conscious decision to be a little more low key than that.


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