The Turkey bones are bare, the stuffing has left your guests stuffed and the stuffed guests have left your house.Â Â The television is free to be tuned to programming other than football and you are free to go back to the old grind… Â Work. School. Life.
Why Does Thanks Need A Day?
The family focus of Thanksgiving is a wonderful thing, and any cause to celebrate being with your family is a worthy cause that should be celebrated. Reconnecting with children, siblings, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends gathered from distances far and near can only be a welcome annual tradition. But why do we need a special day to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for? The things that we are grateful for were with us before the Turkey got his goose cooked, and hopefully, we will continue to have much to be thankful for long after the last leftover has been digested.
Do It Daily
There is no better way to keep things in perspective than to recognize the things you have to be thankful for, large and small, every day, and to remember that whatever you have to be thankful for, there is someone else who does not have as much. Being grateful is great, but there is no reason to limit yourself to appreciate the blessings in your life only on special occasions. Â As I look around me I see so much to be thankful for, and I hope you do too.Â Â If I look past the noise and see what really matters, I can see reasons for every day to be Thanksgiving, can’t you?
So, no matter when you might be reading this… Happy Thanksgiving!
Jeff Sass is the proud dad of ZEO (Zach, 22, Ethan, 20 and Olivia, 19). Â He is also a seasoned entertainment and technology exec and active social media enthusiast. Â You can see more of Jeffâ€™s writing atÂ Sassholes! andÂ Social Networking Rehab and you can listen to Jeff on theÂ Cast of Dads podcast.?
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