At this very moment, as you read this sentence, I am in Cancun. Probably on the beach soaking up as much sun to last me until spring. Or I might be drinking some fruity concoction to help me forget my hastily done presentation for the Quality Assurance and Reliability class that I’m so happy to say is finally over. But I know I’ll be desperately wishing I could stay in paradise forever.
Hopefully I’ll return well rested, or at least beautifully tanned and ready for what is undoubtedly one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. That’s right, I am looking forward to filling my belly to turkey size proportions with stuffing, mac and cheese and cornbread. I might even try to make a little room for some sweet potatoes, but only if they’re covered in candied pecans. And once I can eat no more, I will indulge myself in the sweetest of things, Black Friday deals.
I admit that I have been guilty of shopping on Thanksgiving, but I’m so glad that the Mall of America is making a stand by closing its doors. I hope other malls will follow suit and that shoppers take the hint. Though I can’t deny my love for a good sale, spending quality time with our families is far more precious. It’s also far more rare since most of us live our lives glued to a screen. Before you go diving into the sea of endless Black Friday deals, enjoy your family. Share with them your funniest stories. Better yet ask them to share theirs. We shouldn’t take the time you get with them for granted, it will be gone before you know it. So on Thanksgiving, give thanks to your family by giving them your attention and creating memories. The sales will still be there tomorrow, I promise.
How do you plan to spend quality time with your family this Thanksgiving?