I have to be honest, the weekend of Thanksgiving has always been hard for me to stay thankful. Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving our family has done Thanksgiving Dinner, with everyone on my Mom’s side of the family. And normally relatives start arriving a couple days before that. And, most of the time, my room is taken over, and just about the whole house is filled with laughing people. So thus I have no place to go to get my “alone time”. It may sound a bit strange, but this is very difficult for me. Being an introvert I can only go with socializing so long before I have to recharge. And when I have no where to do this, is when the emotions get in the way 😛 Last year I had at least one major breakdown, and several small ones 😛 So every year I have the same struggle. To keep smiling even though on the inside I feel like crying, to laugh every time a relative tells me how tall I’m getting, just being thankful on this week.
But this year it hasn’t been as hard for me.
I’ve prayed about it, and done my best to be as positive as I can be.
Giving thanks always… Not just when times are good, or when you’re in a good mood, always. That’s not an option, it’s a command. Giving thanks always… Saying this verse to yourself whenever you’re having a hard time, or, in my case, saying it to yourself when you’re getting stressed about having a houseful of relatives 😉
These are my thoughts this Thanksgiving, how about you? What are you thinking of this beautiful Thanksgiving day? What Thanksgiving traditions do you have?
Have a thankful day!