Breathe in. Breathe out. Here we are America. The Holiday season has begun. It’s the eve of Thanksgiving.
The eve of commemorating the 1621 celebration at Plymouth in which the Pilgrims and the Puritans came together and broke bread. They put aside differences. They put aside conflicting thoughts. They put aside potentially contradictory religious beliefs. And they got the party started. (Cue Black Eyed Peas, Let’s Get it Started).
They passed the potatoes and they poured the wine. (And although the textbooks don’t mention it) I’m assuming that they then slipped into sweats and made some inappropriate memories over a game of Cards of Humanity. It was the first Thanksgiving after all, right?
Fast forward almost 400 years and I want to challenge everyone to get back to basics and get the party started. Whether you believe in pant suits, or spray tans or neither… Whether you believe that Bruce is a She or Caitlyn is a He…. Whether you believe in Crest or Colgate, Hunts or Heinz, mayo or miracle whip… Whether you think it’s more the fault of “Bran” or less the fault of “gelina.” Whether you see the dress as gold and white, or blue and black… Whether you like apple, or pumpkin or pecan pie… let’s do it up like the Pilgrims and Puritans did hundreds of years ago.
Let’s put aside what makes us different and focus on what makes us the same… the need to be thankful!
Let’s be thankful that being thankful is the common thread for all of us. Let’s be thankful that we all have the right to be different. Let’s be thankful for good friends and good family. Let’s be thankful for Mean Girls and the burn book (because who doesn’t love that movie?). Let’s be thankful that the bad days make us more grateful for the good days. Let’s be thankful that our differences are what continue to make this country great. Let’s put on our fat pants. Let’s pour the wine. Let’s make is a great Thanksgiving!
Friends, let’s Plymouth Rock this holiday!
PS I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the two awesome kiddos of mine sweetly sleeping in their beds. They make my heart incredibly grateful every single day! I’m also thankful for coffee (obviously), a rockin husband, great family and friends, a really cool job and Amazon Prime.