It's the day before Thanksgiving and I'm excited. There's nothing I like more than eating and this holiday is all about the food. It's also a chance to give thanks for the many wonderful things we have going right in our lives.
I like to start the day off with some exercise and will usually drag my husband and dog to the park for an early morning hike. It's amazing how many people are out walking and how everyone greets each other with a cheerful holiday wish. It gives me a wonderful sense of community.
That positive feeling continues as we join my family later in the day for dinner. There is usually a lot of joking around, catching up, game playing, and (of course) eating as we reconnect and share the moment.
To me that's what the holidays are all about. They're a time to "be" with your community which can include your family, friends, coworkers, church, neighbors, and even your pets. Take some time to think about who is in your community and give thanks for having them.