Thanksgiving Day is my favorite holiday. Just as many of you do, I hold it dear because it’s about my favorite things: family, food, cooking, pumpkin, and stuffing. I also love Thanksgiving because it’s a time when we focus on an important aspect of a life well lived: expressing gratitude.
When we say “Happy Thanksgiving” this time of year what we really mean is “Happy Thanksgiving Day.”
However, isn’t expressing gratitude, and therefore saying “Happy Thanksgiving”, appropriate year round? I endeavor to make every day Thanksgiving and think I am more joyful for it. But I don’t often say or think “Happy Thanksgiving” outside this week.
(I especially love when total strangers say “Happy Thanksgiving” to me, and mean it. It helps me to remember the love that binds us all together as I feel the warmth of connection.)
What if I said Happy Thanksgiving in July? Or February? I’m going to try it so I just put a reminder in my calendar.
In the meantime, I will endeavor to say “Happy Thanksgiving” more mindfully this year.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and yours from the bottom of my heart.
What is special about Thanksgiving for you? Please let us know by commenting below or sending me an email!