That’s right. I’m talking the Monday morning after the Thanksgiving weekend.
Have you stashed all your washed china away yet? Polished your silver before putting it back?
Most of the time it’s Momma.
Two days, sometimes three, ahead of the big day, I start cooking pies and preparing those casseroles so that the big day isn’t so hard. My husband cooks the turkey and ham and that takes a LOT of pressure off me. I think one of the hardest things is to get it all on the table hot and ready when there is only one oven!
But I did it, we did it, and then I spent the rest of the weekend loading and unloading the dishwasher and carefully putting china away. Ha!
But it’s Monday now and I can drink my coffee and relax.
Still it’s worth it to make my family happy and make those memories for my boys—still teenagers now. But one day, I want them to bring their families home to Momma's for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to focus on family and friends and come together to think about all the things we’re thankful for.
And let’s face it. We don’t do that nearly enough! I don’t know what the statistics are, or if anyone has gone to the trouble to find out—but I think we might spend way more time thinking about everything that is wrong in our lives than thinking about everything that is right.
So I have an action item for you.
On this morning after, don’t slip back into that old habit of letting all those little things that go wrong and add up to one bad day, get to you. Be deliberate about finding reasons to smile and have joy on the inside.
Be deliberate about cultivating a grateful heart.
Make THAT your habit and I promise it will change everything about your life. Before you know it more good things will happen.
Life is good. Life is a gift.
Okay, you can start now. What can you be grateful for at this moment in time?
I'll go first. I'm grateful I get to enjoy coffee with my husband this morning, sitting on the comfy sofa in our living room and watching the news while we watch the snow. It's a beautiful day.