Whether you are spending the holiday alone or with your dysfunctional family, count your blessings. If you are alone: count your blessings it isn't with your dysfunctional family. If you are spending it with your dysfunctional family: count your blessings you aren't alone. Isn't that the way it is? The grass always seems greener on the other side. We always think it would be better, if only...
I have always loved the holidays. It was always a family time. But after moving to Florida and my immediate family all back in New York, my holidays have changed. Being alone, I started my own traditions. My Thanksgiving consisted on cooking a complete turkey dinner for myself (a couple of times my brother joined me). While the turkey cooked, I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.
|I do Believe!|
This year I wasn't counting on cooking a complete dinner but a easier turkey dinner just the same BUT I was invited over to a new friend's home here in the park. I am very thankful. After waiting for my coffee yesterday morning I knew was no where near ready for the holidays, no less Thanksgiving! I've been concentrating on the craft fair forever!
So this year's plans are breakfast with the Macy's Day Parade and dinner around the block with friends...and thankful for it and all the memories of past Thanksgivings.
Whatever you do, where ever you go, be thankful for what you have. There are so many families displaced this holiday season due to the hurricane Sandy on the northeast coast...keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Remember, it is not what we have but who we are that defines us. "Things" can be rebuilt or replaced, people can't... not even dysfunctional families!
God Bless you and keep you.