This is always my favorite holiday of the year. All the eats, loud family members, the squabbles, the “she-did-what?!” gossip in the kitchen, the forgiveness, the love, the hugs, the kisses, the food coma… Thanksgiving is a time of great joy for me. This year, my family gathering will be smaller and Bryan and I will be splitting our time between two dinners… it’s a bit of rushing around, but a happy time for all.
Last night in the shower (where I tend to think of most of my blog posts, oddly enough), I thought about writing an apology on my blog. Why an apology, you ask? I guess I was looking to seek forgiveness, for not being more—more political, more active, more vocal, the way that I was in my youth. The truth of the matter is, my heart hasn’t hardened and my opinions never faltered; but the way I conduct myself online has. The past few weeks in particular have really emphasized this fact to me. I am not a keyboard warrior and I am okay with that. Loud arguments tend to make me pull back into my shell and I’d prefer to find comfort in fruitful discourse—because if we can’t peacefully disagree, we’re just not going there.
You feel me?
The more I thought about this idea of an apology, the less I liked it. I don’t think I have to apologize for being the way that I am. And with Thanksgiving ahead and all the experiences of a lifetime folded in a year, I want to look forward with a grateful heart because my mom will be seated at the Thanksgiving dinner table this year, because I have never gone hungry, because I have a job I love to get up for in the morning, because I have a boyfriend who does without asking, and because my goodness… I have the best friends and family a girl could ever ask for.
What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? I wish you all a happy and sweet Thanksgiving, friends. XOXO
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