Days of Change

One of Those Days | November 27, 2014

This was a very different Thanksgiving for me this year. The holidays are the times set aside where families usually get together. The absence of others is also felt more acutely. Life is change, and sometimes it is not for the better.

It makes me think about the growing social pressure to preserve Thanksgiving as more stores open on Thanksgiving. Some people might actually welcome the distraction of work on this day, but they are generally not the people who have to work. There is something to be said for giving family one day to be together, but we should think about every day. I may be more nostalgic on certain days, but I miss my loved ones every day.

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2 Comments

  1. Hope your day was good. The commercialization of Thanksgiving, which has become litle more than a staging area and dress rehearsal for Christmas, does not offend me, but itdoes make me sad. America has become a land of spiritual loss.

    Comment by Mary — November 28, 2014 @ 2:25 am

  2. Apparently, because we continue to help our xDIL with our gd’s care we’ve “rejected” our IS and his live-in (and sons), so we must be “punished” at holidays, etc. Totally ignoring the purpose is to build great childhood memories. And as if we needed all the extra drama. So a quiet TG with an alternative family was really a blessing. Hope yours was, too.

    Comment by 49erDweet — November 28, 2014 @ 11:03 am


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