An Open Letter to Thanksgiving
Is Thanksgiving getting overlooked? Nancy Hall thinks so. And she's letting the holiday know how she feels.
How’s it going?
I know times are a little tough these days, but I just wanted you to know that I see you, I appreciate you and I really do love you.
It can’t be easy being Thanksgiving, the most unappreciated holiday of the year. Everyone gets all excited about Halloween in October. Parties are planned. Costumes are bought. Candy is consumed.
But then it’s November and you’d think you’d get your due.
Everyone immediately moves on to Christmas.
Some people don’t even wait until November to get a jump on Christmas. You’ve gotta be thinking, why the rush? Why brush past such an awesome holiday?
I think it’s because people don’t spend as much on turkey day as they do on Halloween and Christmas.
There are no special outfits to buy. No gifts to get anyone. Just food.
You’re just not commercial enough Thanksgiving.
But don’t go changing. I, for one, love you just the way you are.
You are a day to celebrate food, family and football.
A day where you can spend the morning watching giant balloons on parade in your pajamas drinking coffee. All while slowly filling your home with the delicious smell of turkey.
A day where overeating in almost encouraged and wearing stretchy pants is considered smart.
A day where watching football game after football game doesn’t mean missing out on anything else because almost nothing else is going on.
A day where everyone can nap before waking up to eat even more.
Seriously, what’s not to love?
And I do Thanksgiving, I love you.
So don’t feel down this November. Know that you are seen, you are appreciated and you are looked forward to every year. At least by this lady.