Thanksgiving rocks. I could care less about  the true origins of this holiday, I just like how it is celebrated. You (meaning busy people who would normally order for delivery or carry out) actually try to use your kitchen and are suddenly okay with inviting strangers (okay, friends of friends of friends) into your home. No gifts, no Hallmark cards, no crazy decorations, no costumes, no excess crap.

Most importantly, Thanksgiving actually gives you an opportunity to take stock of your lives and be grateful! You are encouraged to appreciate what you already have, instead of focusing on what you want. It’s very ironic that the day after Thanksgiving has been twisted into the exact opposite – but that rant is for another post. 🙂

And yes, I love cranberry sauce from Costco!!

So…that being said, I have a Thanksgiving Challenge for y’all. 😉

The Challenge is to take a moment of gratitude. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving is upon you. The meaning of the holiday will be completely lost in dinner preparations and house guests. Tonight at dinner, go around the table with your family/ friends and ask them what they are thankful for. Use their answers as a way of building upon the holiday. Put it in your Christmas cards. Do whatever it takes to recognize all of the blessings and good fortune you truly have!