November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving

Lots of things have been happening this week in my family and around the country.  It doesn't feel right for me to shout the things I'm grateful for from the mountaintop.  I've spent the last 24 hours trying to avoid social media, because there are just some opinions that I don't care to read.  People are saying hurtful and scary things.  The holidays should be a time of happiness, peace and community.

I spent last year sharing my gratitude on Instagram every day and it was a great experience for me, but this year, I'm doing it a little differently.

This is my year to just be quiet.

My dad is flying in to NJ this afternoon and we are driving to see some family in Maryland.  I will not be listing out the things I'm lucky to have in life on my blog this year.  I encourage everyone this year to not only be thankful with your words, but to radiate some good out into the world.

Share what you have with those around you that may not be so lucky.  I don't mean sharing your opinions or your stance on politics or injustice - I mean sharing a meal, donating some dollars, spending time helping others or just being kind to the people around you that might not have the same things you do to be grateful for this season.

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Hope you all have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

6 comments:

  1. I agree with you about sharing more than your words! All these hateful words on social media have been really hurtful lately for me to read too. Feels unnecessary! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving girl!

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  2. Well put, Steph! I wish everyone had this mindset. Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  3. hope you had a great time and a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  4. I hear ya about the news and social networks lately. Here's wishing you and yours a terrific Thanksgiving!

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  5. Social media has allowed us to just spout and share articles without researching or thinking on our own. Too many people not backing up thoughts with actions or considering the real consequence of opinions they share in a second on things they know little about.

    I've felt unrest the past two days. Disillusionment. We left for the mountains this morning at 7 a.m. and I've spent the day walking around in the snow with the dogs, reading, drinking coffee, and being at my true center...at the end of the day I can only control myself and my reactions and what I put out there.

    I wish you peace and a very happy Thanksgiving.

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Thanks for reading my ramblings. It makes my heart happy.