Break out your best eating pants, because it’s that time of year again! Turkey jokes are beginning to surface along with the yearly debate of “Is it acceptable to play holiday music the day after Thanksgiving?” It’s so important to not only fill your stomach at this time of year, but your heart too. This exciting holiday comes with a variety of different traditions for everyone.
Whether it’s competing with your younger sibling on who can eat the most pie, re-watching every episode of Bob’s Burgers, seeing what family member will accidentally set off the fire alarm or placing bets on how many political debates that one uncle, “that everybody has” can start this year. There is nothing more heartwarming than taking a step back to look at everything that you are thankful for.
The best part of holiday season is seeing the change in what you are thankful for each year. I, for one, am thankful for the people here that hold the door for me when I’m rushing to class with one minute to go, a sloshing coffee in one hand, and a freshly printed paper in the other hand. It’s also nice to let the people you care about know that you are thankful for them and everything they do for you, especially the person who cooks the Thanksgiving meal.
Try to make this Thanksgiving the best one you have had yet. Step outside your comfort zone, even if it’s just a little. Spend a little extra time with family you haven’t seen in a while. Maybe even talk to a stranger, because holidays are all about loving those around you and spreading it as much as you can.
With that being said, happy eating and here’s to an even happier Thanksgiving!
Cami Whelan is a sophomore studying Journalism – Strategic Communications and a member of the Scripps PRSSA Publicity Committee. You can keep up with her on Twitter @Camiwhelan