With Thanksgiving on the Horizon: CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE
“With Thanksgiving on the Horizon” will be a mini-blog series extending from Nov. 17th through 27th reviewing my many adventures leading up to Turkey-day as I simply write from my heart. Hope you’ll come along with me for the journey…
Earlier last month I marked another year. We call these said markings “birthdays”.
In years past I have had some… how should I put it… let’s say I’ve had some HIGH “expectations” on my birthday! You can fill in the blanks assuming that this little lady fell into some“ holes” of unmet expectations in years past.
This year the revelation hit me: this is my day! My day to thank God for my life. After all He created me – I am His masterpiece. The realization that I am responsible for my life choices therefore happiness and love are a choice. It all hit me like a ton of bricks.
As this truth seeped into my thinker as brine fabricates a turkey (had to throw in some seasonal lingo) I awoke with a plan. I WILL NOT HAVE A BIRTHDAY! After all how can anyone expect your close friends and family to all commemorate your worth in one day?? It’s ridiculous. Thus an idea was birthed: BIRTHDAY WEEK! One simply constructs an “ agenda” for the week with something special each day. It’s a win- win for all parties; the siblings aunts uncles and college roommates who miss “ the special day have grace since it is Birthday week and there are plenty of opportunities to jump right in and celebrate!
My week started with a date to Bonefish with my hubby followed homemade cake by mom. The next night was sushi with the girls. Next pumpkin carving Ice-cream Sundays & Icees from Target.
…and The GRAND FINALE: one of my favorite past times of life in good ‘ole GLYNN COUNTY. The annual rival game Brunswick High versus Glynn Academy. I’m not really a football person nor are we a football family but what I am is a People person popcorn eater music lover (halftime show rocked) and a screamer! We took the two little fellas who had never seen such festivities. Kenimer channeled the energy of the crowd to the point of eruption – the energizer bunny comes to mind!
To conclude let me encourage each and every person to begin this must-have tradition! Celebrate your life and while you’re at it MAKE A WEEK OF IT!