Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. And why wouldn’t it be? A day off from work dedicated to preparing & eating a special meal, gathering friends and family together, and expressing gratitude – what isn’t there to love?
If the whole gang is coming over to you, share the burden of cooking for a crowd by making your Thanksgiving dinner a potluck.
Cooking for large numbers is much easier if you delegate tasks and get prepared ahead of time. Your mom & SIS is the queen of the pumpkin pie, give them their chance to shine.
Thanksgiving might be the holiday that is all about food, but gobbling until you wobble can leave you feeling tired and uncomfortable.
The parade has grown into a huge spectacle, with marching bands, floats, entertainers and huge balloons parading through the closed streets of Manhattan for two and a half miles.
Is there an elderly person in your neighborhood who will be alone for the holidays? Volunteer to bring them a Thanksgiving meal and stay and chat for a half hour. This will help you use up some of those leftovers and bring a little joy to their day.
Last but by no means least, remember to give thanks on Thanksgiving! Gratitude is linked to our emotional and physical health, but it’s also at the root of this holiday. It’s important to stop and consider all of the good and positive things that have happened to us and to say thanks to those who have made them happen.