Happy Thanksgiving – OR – Merry Christmas?

Today is Thanksgiving, but I have to be honest, it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving to me. COVID has changed things. Did you notice that people started putting up their Christmas trees at the beginning of November this year? They said they wanted to enjoy the spirit of Christmas for as long as possible.

I think we all feel this way in some way or another. This year, we had three family members pass within four months. This brings a cloud over the family. Funerals make us slow down, reflect on life, and think about the past, present and future.

As the year comes to an end, we want — Love, Peace, Joy, Hope — during these challenging times.

Yesterday, I thought. It’s time for me to change my mood, bring out MY CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

A few years ago, my daughter gave me this cute little mouse. My other daughter named her Elloise. I know today is supposed to be Thanksgiving, but I’m in the mood for Christmas too. So, I went to the closet, threw things here and there and FOUND Elloise. I fluffed her up, straitened her scarf and skirt. Volia! I SMILED AGAIN. Time to bring some joy to my house.

Wishing you a special day today!

4 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving – OR – Merry Christmas?

  1. Sorry to hear about your losses this year. A quiet Thanksgiving and Christmas can be nice too, and sometimes a relief after such a year, but I’m glad to hear you are in the mood for Christmas decorating. Decorating always cheers me up.

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    1. Yes, I agree, decorating is fun and gets us in the spirit of Christmas. I think that is why other people started putting up there trees beginning of November. People are wanting peace, calmness, love, kindness and a bit of happiness this Christmas. It’s a tough year with food/gas prices going up/up, it reminds me of my childhood, where we did not go out much, ate at home, didn’t travel, etc. We are going back to the basics. We needed to slow down, be more appreciative of family/friends and what we have in life and to help others. I think that is what THIS Christmas will be about, helping others.

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      1. That’s true. I remember when I was growing up, it really was just the basics, (food, shelter, school routine) but I also don’t remember feeling the lack of anything, and definitely there was more of a sense of security and hope and a feeling that the world wasn’t such a bad place.

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