Why We Love Thanksgiving
Like many people, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the Fall – the change to cooler weather and the beautiful colors nature splashes at us.
Thanksgiving is such a warm and inviting holiday. You get the much-anticipated, yummy comfort foods, and you also get to spend time with family and friends you don’t likely get to see very often.
It has many of the good things Christmas brings without the stress of tree decorating, shopping, wrapping and the expense of gifts. Thanksgiving is Christmas’ laid-back, favorite cousin you always look forward to seeing.
There is something about the “feeling” of Thanksgiving I’ve always loved, but could never quite find the words to describe – but today I realized what it is.
Thanksgiving is just so cozy and warm; comfortable and familiar; safe and sound. In one word – Thanksgiving is nostalgic.
This epiphany came to me today as I came across a “Thanksgiving Playlist” on Pandora. I’ve been jamming out and “waxing” nostalgic to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Harry Connick, Jr. This music and the entire Thanksgiving holiday make you long for old times – simpler times. You know, the good ol’ days!
I was just wondering a couple of weeks ago, “Why aren’t there Thanksgiving songs, like Christmas songs?” I could think of some church hymns that come to mind, but no other Thanksgiving songs. So finding this playlist has been a boost to my “Loving the Fall” feelings. There are a couple of other Thanksgiving playlists on Pandora I plan on checking out – and I encourage you to also.
As I’m writing this, I am working on my “World’s Best Pumpkin Pie” (Julia Child’s recipe) to be posted tomorrow. So, there you go – something to be thankful for on this first Thursday in November.
Wishing you all cool nights, colorful leaves, and all the Pumpkin Spice everything you can handle!