10 Reasons Thanksgiving Is The Best Holiday, Hands Down

10 Reasons Thanksgiving Is The Best Holiday, Hands Down

It's time to face the turkey and eat.
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The Holiday Season is a time full of cheer, to celebrate what you choose to celebrate and to share that with the people around you. It's also a time to debate. Everyone has their own opinion about which holiday is actually the best (although many times people argue for some holidays that are not at the tail end of the year). However, it's time to admit the truth. Thanksgiving is the best holiday, hands down. Here's why.

1. There's so much food that almost everyone can find something they like

My family cooks for a lot of people, so not only do we serve turkey, but we also serve ham and duck every year as the center point of the feast. And even without three types of meat, the food is endless. This means that chances are, no matter how picky you are you're probably going to find something to buckle down and go in on. Even if that just means a plethora of brown 'n serve rolls.

2. No one can judge you for eating as much as you want to eat

Whatever festivities you have during the day, the real celebration culminates with the food. Some people house hop, some start early to have room for many courses, and some just tuck in with a close circle of people. Either way, today is the day where it is respectable to eat however much you want.

3. Family time

Having a day where one of the main goals is dedicating your time to being around family and friends and appreciating the people you love is special because although we should try to do it every day, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to put all of your focus on celebrating the people you have in your life by being present.

4. It's perfectly acceptable to incorporate Christmas cheer in the festivities

Some people don't agree with the idea that once Halloween is over it's time to start up the Christmas music and begin getting in the holiday cheer, but many of those people will admit Thanksgiving is the turning point. So hang up the Christmas lights outside the house, put a wreath on the door, and burn a pine-scented candle. No one can stop you.

5. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

What better way to kick off the day than by waking up to watch the greatest parade of the year? Musical performances, dancing, and seeing hundreds of thousands of people coming together for one reason. It's magical and it's the best way to kickstart the day.

6. No distractions

Sometimes, Christmas can be hectic. It can be very easy to get caught up in the idea of finding the perfect gift for everyone and worrying about what presents you'll get in return. It isn't something to be ashamed of because it's hard to forget about that part of Christmas. But with Thanksgiving, the focus is on good food and good friends, and not having those "material" distractions is refreshing.

7. No religious affiliation

Come one, come all. Because Thanksgiving isn't related to any particular religion, it's universal and you can enjoy celebrating it with anyone who wants to spend time with you in return.

8. Tryptophan

The feeling where you are so stuffed, so full and warm where all you wanted to do is curl up with a blanket and doze off? It's hard to beat. Although some people say this isn't induced from the tryptophan in turkey, the feeling is undeniable. Just thinking about the comfort and satisfaction of the moment can make you sleepy. As long as you don't overeat.

9. Leftovers

What's even better than a Thanksgiving feast? The fact that it doesn't end in one night. You'll be spending a few days finding new ways to incorporate turkey into different meals, and one big day of cooking gives you a few days off. So celebrate it. You earned it!

10. Family traditions

I'm a big fan of traditions. I like having things to look forward to and memories to look back on fondly. They can create some of the most special moments. The day after Thanksgiving my dad always makes Monte Cristo Sandwiches with the leftovers. Each family has their own special traditions and it makes Thanksgiving different for everyone.
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10 Bible Verses For Thanksgiving

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The Thanksgiving season is a time we spend with our loved ones giving thanks for the blessings we are given. Here are 20 Bible verses that remind us of what Thanksgiving is all about:

1) 1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2) Colossians 3:15-17

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

3) Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

4) Psalm 30:12

That my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever!

5) Isaiah 12:4-5

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

6) Hebrews 12:28-29

Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

7) Jonah 2:9

But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving. That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the Lord."

8) 1 Timothy 4:4-5

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

9) Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

10) Psalm 100:4

Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

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15 Reasons You Need To Be Excited About Fall

If only it could last forever.

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Fall is the best season. Spring is pretty. Summer is fun. Winter is well ... cold. But Fall has everything. It's fun! It's beautiful! It's everything you've ever dreamed. Here are the top 15 reasons you need to be excited for fall.

1. Perfect Weather

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It's not too hot. It's not too cold. You can go out in normal clothing without looking like a waddling penguin. You don't need to hide in the shade and stand by a fan in order to stop sweating waterfalls. Fall is perfect.

2. Apple Picking

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Don't go to the grocery store to get your apples. Go apple picking. It's the perfect experience to become one with Mother Nature. Plus there are so many kinds of apples. It's a cute time for a date, a fun pass time with friends, or just a great way to be outside.

3. Crunchy Leaves

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You walk outside and there are leaves everywhere. They are all waiting for you. They are crisp and ready to go. As you walk your merry way, they crunch as if cheering you on. If you want to go for the win, gather all the leaves up into a pile and jump. That huge crunch as you land is music to your ears.

4. Beautiful Scenery

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Everywhere you look everything is beautiful. There are colors of all sorts. They are bright and vibrant. Yellows, oranges, and reds that bring joy to everywhere you go. The scene is inspirational to any artist.

5. Mugs and Deliciousness

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Hot chocolate to warm herbal tea, hot beverages await to be poured into your cute decorative and themed mugs. Mugs with snazzy quotes or painted with fun patterns come out to be displayed. Your hands are warm. Your stomach is content. And your heart beats with joy.

6. Clothes

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New season equals new wardrobe. Not only are there new fall lines coming out in fashion, but you can just simply wear more clothes. You can wear sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, coats, and so much more! Your closet has never been happier.

7. Food

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Apple pie, turkey, pumpkin spice, s'mores, stuffing, and the list of items in this feast go on and on. Foods that only match this season come out to be enjoyed and we must make the most of them.

8. Cozy Blankets

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Cooler weather means more cozy blankets. It's time to make our sleep more luscious. Thick blankets with cute designs start to adore every sleep friendly corner from couches to windowsills. Napping no longer is a desired thought, it becomes a lifestyle.

9. Hiking

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Enjoying the great outdoors at its best calls for hiking. Whether at sunrise or sunset, the Earth is ready to show off it's beauty and it awaits for us to go see it.

10. Fire

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Bonfires, campfires, and small fires at home are all encouraged in the fall. They provide warmth and comfort for all, from the solitary thinker to the family of ten.

11. Country Drives

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There is no better time for a drive through the country than in the fall. Cool breeze blows through your hair. The rolling hills are well pronounced with accented colors. The air smells of invitation to go on an adventure.

12. Daylight Savings

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Get ready to 'fall back' an hour! Daylight savings ends and we get to sleep an extra hour. We all deserve that extra hour.

13. Holidays

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Finally, fall kicks-off the holidays. It's because of the holidays that we can make it through winter but fall gives us a great warm-up round with Halloween and Thanksgiving. The family is brought closer together. Friends are appreciated. Fall has arrived.

So go out into the world because fall is here!

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