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At The End Of The Day

As Thanksgiving ends and the holidays loom, how will you keep things in perspective?

We have all stepped away from the table, the dishes are washed and we are stuffed out of our minds. My girls are in the other room watching “Charlie Brown," and our Thanksgiving is winding down. This year it was just us, as both family and friends have gone out of town. I have to say, as much as I love my family and friends, it was nice to have this day to ourselves. It has been filled with snuggles as we watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and then we stuffed the turkey together, popped it in the oven and all took a walk around the neighborhood, admiring all of the beautiful trees. In a year that has been filled with ups and downs, new schools, and numerous pressures, this has been the most relaxed day I have had in a very long time. For that, I am incredibly thankful.

The coming weeks are bound to be hectic. Career wise, in the photography business; this is our busiest season, while we process orders in time for the holidays.  My first novel, “Searching For My Wand," will be released in the next few weeks, and of course there will be the usual hecticness of holiday programs, parties and shopping. When it all gets overwhelming, as I know it will, I will think back to today, take a deep breath and be grateful for all that I have. This Thanksgiving was everything I hoped it would be and it will sustain me for a long time. I hope yours was equally as good and that the coming weeks are filled with joy.

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Michele November 25, 2011 at 03:28 PM
i think it is a good time to take a few moments to throw leaves in the air, play a game of cards, read an old picture book to your teenager and preteen. Watch old movies, sit and chat. those are the thing to do that make life fun

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