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Don’t you just despise when the ads for Christmas come up in October!? I certainly do, although I love the secular celebrations of Christmas. But lately I’ve been in a funk, and I hate being there. It’s so boring and debilitating. I remembered, however, that not only is November my birthday month (which I celebrate for at least a month, although I usually start the month on my birthday), I figured that this year I would have a double blast: my birthday and Thanksgiving! Only I’d start Thanksgiving a month ahead of time! That’s almost two months total of rejoicing!
This will not be easy. Even now I want to complain about anything that comes into view. But I’m going to resist the temptation. No old-age complaints, no election complaints—well, see, I can’t stop myself! I know in the end, however, that a heavy burden will be lifted from my soul, and I will be freer to appreciate my life. Here are my plans for the next three weeks to celebrate Thanksgiving, starting now:
I will revel in the wonderful friends I have.
I will enjoy writing, and try to focus on the positive.
I will savor the dinners that my husband generously cooks for me.
I will smile at and greet every single person at the gym.
I will smile at every clerk at every store and thank them for their efforts.
I will thank every military person that I encounter.
I will seek hugs from those who like to give them.
I will enjoy the beauty of my gorgeous orchids that greet me every day.
I will note the new things I am learning every day.
I will rejoice that Daylight Savings Time ends this week-end and I will soon be walking in the morning light.
I will notice that I am alive and breathing, and in some ways, I am already walking in the light.
I have so much to be thankful for!
If you want to join me in this early Thanksgiving celebration, come on in!
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