Why Valentine's Day And Thanksgiving Are One In The Same
Each February when Valentine's Day rolls around once more, you've likely heard the phrase, "You don't need a holiday to tell someone that you love them! It's silly!" I can agree to that statement. But still, my husband and I get into the spirit anyhow and write little love notes to each other. But anyway, it isn't exactly 2015 yet, is it? So why rush talking about Valentine's Day? Well, because Thanksgiving is coming up, of course!
|Thanksgiving is slightly cooler, though. Because pie.|
I know, I know. Cue the "What is she talking about?" While the two "holidays" certainly do not share very many similarities, I have found that there is one thing that the two days have in common with one another. To me, and this is only my opinion, a majority of people only take the time out at the tail end of November to voice what they are thankful for.
Why should we wait until the end of the year to give thanks for what we have? If you ask me, we should take a few short moments out of each and every single day to remember what we are thankful for. Life moves past us so fast. In the blink of an eye, our babies go from newborns to toddlers, from toddlers to children, from children to high schoolers, and high schoolers to college students. You get the idea.
A reoccurring theme that you'll find in my writings is that I am a staunch advocate of living in the moment, enjoy today. Life is short, and there is so much out there to see, and an endless amount of things to experience. People to meet, friends to make, places to see. It's important to reflect on what we have, rather than focus on the things that we don't have.
I'm not saying that every single person is like that. I know that isn't true. But from what I have seen, a majority of people use Thanksgiving as a day to make themselves look better by listing what they are thankful for. While it's nice to share, I think that social media rules so much of our lives already, that it is important to keep some things private. I could list what I am thankful for here in my blog, I would rather reflect on it personally, during that special time, right after Syrus goes to sleep, when all is quiet and Jeremy hasn't arrived home from work yet.
Thanksgiving isn't so much a holiday to be celebrated to me, as it is a state of mind.