The other day I was in a restaurant and they were playing Christmas music. I wanted to get up and walk out but I was with my husband, his sister and his brother-in-law so I didn’t want to be impolite. It just really bothered me. Halloween is not in September, Valentines Day is not in January and Christmas is not in November. There is a very important holiday in November that is always overlooked and it is called Thanksgiving. It’s not really on the merchants radar screen because it isn’t as big a cash cow as Christmas. It doesn’t involve the giving of candy or flowers or presents but it is equally important that we remember it and celebrate it. Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and friends and remember that we are blessed and to give thanks for all the blessings that we are given. It is such an important time to stop and smell the roses, or the turkey, and remember the great things God has done in your life. We rush around doing this and getting ready for that but Thanksgiving should be about stopping, giving thanks and just enjoying life. If we’ve truly given Thanksgiving its’ due then we will be better ready for Christmas.
So, if you see me entering a restaurant and then leaving it just as quick, remember I just went outside to smell the roses.