Happy Thanksgiving... Don't Stress.

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Results Realty
Thanksgiving 2008 Pecan Pumpkin Pie
Image via Wikipedia

Honestly, Thanksgiving is one of my least favorite holidays. I love the idea behind it, and can fully support being thankful for all of the wonderful things in my life… but I think that is something that we should remember daily, not just remember because there is a meal connected to it.

And about the meal… I’d rather have Japanese… A little sushi and some hibachi. Steak, shrimp, fried rice and a couple of tuna rolls with wasabi… Or maybe a juicy steak… Southwestern Pasta with chicken?

Turkey, dressing, cranberry (canberry?) sauce, pecan pie, pumpkin pie… I don’t care. In fact, one of the best Thanksgivings ever for me involved pizza.

A few guys I worked with that were single, or single for the weekend with family out of town, all got together and ordered pizza. We watched a few movies, played some video games and just hung out. For that day, we were family. We cracked jokes about ourselves and our spousal equivalents…

Another of my best Thanksgivings was with my grandmother after she got to the point of not wanting to cook. We got a big bucket from the Colonel the day before and just heated everything up. Prep took about 20 minutes and clean-up about 5. The rest oft he time was about the family. We mostly just hung out and enjoyed each other’s company. My grandmother told embarrassing stories about ancestors…

The point is…

This isn’t a day about food… That is just a distraction. It isn’t even a day about “thanks”… we should do that every day. It is a day about being with people we care about and enjoying the time we have together.

We actually celebrated twice this year.  This afternoon will be with my wife's family, and earlier in the week we met up with my mother and step-father in Myrtle Beach, SC.  There was a lot of food a couple of days ago, and there will be a lot of food later today, but when it is all said and don, we will get together, play, laugh and “be together”…

Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t stress about the bird. If it caught fire and smoked everyone out of the house, it would make a great story in a few years…

 

from LaneBailey.com

Enhanced by Zemanta
Posted by

Find YOUR Dream HomeWhat's YOUR Home Worth?How's the Market?

Unless otherwise noted, all content of this blog is the property of Lane Bailey, ©2012 Lane Bailey. 

I'd love to hear from you...

DeliciousDiggRSSOn TwitterFaceBook

Email Me

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Almost Anything Goes
No Writer's Block Allowed!
Silent Majority
Blatant Politics
Celebrating Free Enterprise
Tags:
things to do
honesty
life at home

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
1,404,038
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

ok....so I agree I would rather have sushi...but I go out for sushi a few times a month...I only do the Thanksgiving meal once a year...and by the time I have it I am truly ready...and by the time I finish I am so full I can wait another year for it again...lol

Nov 26, 2010 05:06 AM #1
Rainmaker
37,813
Joe Yates
eXp Realty - Medford, OR

Agreed.... don't stress (or try not to), be thankful as always, but truly enjoy those around you.

Happy Holidays.

Nov 26, 2010 05:10 AM #2
Rainmaker
1,073,964
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Lane, Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Wishing you a very happy and blessed holiday season.

Nov 26, 2010 05:51 AM #3
Rainmaker
565,629
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Lane - you are right, it is not about the food, not about the football (but I did like the Jets/Bengals game), not about Black Friday deals, but about the friends and family that you love. And sushi does sound good.

Nov 26, 2010 08:52 AM #4
Rainmaker
830,410
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

It is about remembering the good things round about us - God and country - friends and family - even strangers who need a helping hand - something that makes us human

Nov 26, 2010 11:21 AM #5
Rainmaker
830,410
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

It is about remembering the good things round about us - God and country - friends and family - even strangers who need a helping hand - something that makes us human

Nov 26, 2010 11:22 AM #6
Rainmaker
830,410
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Lane - I enjoyed your stories - I remember in college celebrating with friends there because I could not afford to go home - pizza was great!

Nov 26, 2010 11:24 AM #7
Rainmaker
1,431,297
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I can appreciated your point and have lived it in different ways.  My wife loves Thanksgiving (as do I) and over does it every year.  But she just loves the cooking and trying new things.  It is nice to have a semi formal dinner and we get the house cleaned up for Christmas.

Nov 28, 2010 04:10 AM #8
Ambassador
2,479,527
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Lane,

I think you're right about the food taking the main stage and overshadowing rather than accenting the purpose of the day. :)

Steve

Nov 29, 2010 01:56 PM #9
Ambassador
2,479,527
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Lane,

As for the stories of burned or incinerated turkey, they just will have to remain untold. :)

Steve

Nov 29, 2010 01:57 PM #10
Ambassador
890,930
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Thanks for the comments...

Jan 05, 2011 12:55 PM #11
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
890,930

Lane Bailey

Realtor & Car Guy
Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information