I know super controversial but not the way I am going to talk about it. Regardless of how you feel about the history of Thanksgiving it's important to know that how we perceive it toady in our current culture is a bit askew. The fact that we have to have a day of reflection to remember our blessings seems odd to me. If it's a time to gather family together and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season that seems odd to me too. I firmly believe that we need to live in the present. Tomorrow as they say is never promised. If you are not living daily with gratitude and spending time with your loved ones often then it's time to reflect on what's important. Value isn't a reflection of worth. The priceless memories I have stored in my noggin are probably the simplest most spontaneous moments that just happened because I was engaged and present in the moment. If your trying to create a memory you should rethink your position. Creating is done because the thing you desire is not present. Living is what we do effortlessly because that's what we are here in this moment to do. Think about the moments you share and make those the memories that endure. I hope you have a day that you are grateful for because of the priceless interactions and joyful celebration of just being together not because the calendar said so.
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