On a day filled with the importance of ‘Thanks’ and ‘Giving’ I invite you explore some pretty phenomenal content in terms of appropriate holiday feels! Enjoy bloggers, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all! (even those not located in the US!) it may be a U.S. national holiday, but there is absolutely no reason the rest of the world can’t enjoy the ambiance of the day. **Don’t be afraid to catch feels**
“We humans love a celebration! We celebrate traditional milestones like marriages, birthdays, and holidays or creative ones like Champagne Thursday and/or the first warm spring day. We enjoy our cake or special meal, clink glasses, chatter with guests, and ultimately have fun. We give little thought, if any, to the sacredness of celebrations…”
“What does it mean to be grateful? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of this adjective is ‘showing or expressing thanks, especially to another person.’ As adults, we often do this without a second thought, most of the time. The question is how and why do we do this? Is it something that we learn from an early age or just part of being polite?”
“Self reflecting as a parent is extremely important. There are a few imperative questions that every parent should ask themselves. Questions that are often left unaddressed. They linger in the air between parents and children, sometimes shoved carelessly to the side, sometimes never even recognized as important issues at all. Naively, these imperative parental self-reflections are often ignored.”
“The most daunting time of the year for many vegans is Thanksgiving dinner. When celebrating the holidays as someone else’s guest, vegans find themselves surrounded by turkey and dishes containing dairy and eggs and limited options of side dishes and salads to choose from. But look carefully, side dishes may also be drenched in creamy dressings or sprinkled with cheese and bacon bits. Scrutinizing every morsel isn’t fun and undoubtedly annoying when questioning the cook about every ingredient. And indeed, you don’t want to watch everyone enjoy the holiday while your stomach is growling.”
“Thanksgiving for most is a time where families come together and enjoy each other’s company while surrounded by an abundance of food. Most people don’t think about what that holiday is like for those who struggle with eating disorders. For those who have an eating disorder, Thanksgiving can be a nightmare, filled with anxiety. There are ways to get through this holiday, though!”
November is the month of olive harvest in the Middle East.
While travelling through the holy land, one can find fields upon fields of olive trees. As one of the most prominent evergreens in the Mediterranean, it can be seen on the hillsides, in the valleys, between houses, even on backyards and front yards.”