When Thursday arrives, the holidays will have successfully arrived. Turkeys will be carved, cranberries doled out, rolls buttered, potatoes thoroughly mashed, pumpkins made into pies, and people will be stuffed to the brim with stuffing.
It will be a time of thanks. A time that brings family together. When siblings playfully argue, and the yams might cook too long, and people always eat too much. Yet, what matters the most is how that holiday is spent. Yeah, those yams might have been a little overcooked. Yeah, you might feel like you ate too much. Yeah, you might have gotten lost trying to find the house. But the family was together.
Then comes the day after Thanksgiving. And the radios begin playing Christmas music 24/7. And people begin shopping for presents. And no matter where you go, you can just feel the holiday spirit.
Yet, just like Thanksgiving, the holidays, no matter what you celebrate, bring people together. Friends, family, or both. Your relatives that you never see come down to visit, and you have giant parties and gatherings with your family and friends just because. Because the holidays truly are a time for family or those people that you truly care about. Why else would you go shopping for hours, without knowing what you’re looking for, to buy your dad or mom, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, cousin or best friend, a gift? You do it because you care about them, and you want to show them that you care.
While the holidays might bring people stress, it also brings people together. It’s the time when you say, “Yeah, you might bug me at times. But that’s what family does. But that’s what a best friend does. And I still love you.” And that’s what is important. Bringing people together. Showing those that you love that you do love them and that you do care about them.
So when you’ve been standing in line for half an hour to buy your niece a new set of books, or you’re stressed because you’ve just burnt the batch of dinner rolls, or the dog has just ripped the entire tablecloth (food and all) off the kitchen table, or you’re worried because you feel like you simply don’t have enough hours in the day to have everything ready for Thanksgiving or the holidays, remember it’s not always about what you buy, but it’s about the coming together of family and friends and showing them how much you love them.
Happy Holidays Everyone!!