13 Great Little Things About Thanksgiving We All Overlook

13 Great Little Things About Thanksgiving We All Overlook

Who said that you can't have dessert for breakfast?

Thanksgiving is a great time to think of all that we are thankful for in our lives and spend time with those that we love and care about the most.

There are so many great little things about the Thanksgiving holiday that we forget about when we are focused on the bigger picture of Thanksgiving, spending time with family and getting ready for Christmas.

1. Everyone coming back home.

There truly is no place like home for the holidays. Seeing family and old friends for the first time in months is the perfect stress reliever before finals hit.

2. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Personally, one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is watching the parade on TV with my family. The floats are such classics and it's always fun to watch the different performances every year by the companies of new and popular Broadway shows, and popular bands and artists.

3. Football

Whether it's high school football, college football or the NFL, football is a Thanksgiving staple that always brings family and friends together.

4. How much food there really is on the table.

The amount of food just seems to multiply every year, and you always forget to save your appetite for dinner many crackers and cheese later.

5. How many leftovers there are for the next week or two.

The bonus about Thanksgiving is that even though you are full right after dinner, there will always be some extras of your favorite food from the table to take home and eat for days to come.

6. Pie, pie and more pie!

Apple and pumpkin and chocolate cream and blueberry, oh my! The perfect ending to every Thanksgiving feast, if there's room for it, of course.

6. Leftover pie for breakfast.

It is likely that you or someone in your family forgot to save room for dessert, and passed on that last piece of pie. Who said that you can't have dessert for breakfast?

7. Cookies for days.

Chocolate chip cookies, anyone?

8. Cheering on others at or participating in Road Races.

Maybe if you make the effort to show up and cheer loud enough as they run past you, they will share the free pie that they get at the end.

9. Dinner conversation with family.

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to get pounded with those awkward questions from the extended family that you haven't seen in a year. No, Aunt Sharon, I do not have a boyfriend, and yes, Uncle Kevin, school is going well, even though I almost have a mental breakdown every night.

10. Turkey sandwiches

I always look forward to my grandma offering to make me a turkey sandwich with mayo hours after dessert has passed, just in case I'm hungry again. Can you ever turn it down on Thanksgiving?

11. The Food Coma

The regret that always hits you right after dinner. At Thanksgiving, you can always catch the kids laying down and relaxing on the couches, the only thing that we can bring ourselves to do before it's time to eat more at dessert.

12. Christmas music and festive videos.

Believe it or not, there are songs about Thanksgiving out there, but my favorite thing about Thanksgiving means that I can officially add the Christmas music radio to my presets in my car and listen to that Christmas music playlist on Spotify without feeling guilty.

13. Black Friday shopping with your mom (on Friday, of course).

$1 fuzzy socks at Old Navy on Black Friday? Yes, please.

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2. "I'm happiest when I'm floating in the ocean."

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28. "Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes."

29. "Stop and smell the ocean."

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Warm Weather Is Finally Here And That Means Seasonal Depression Can Go Fly A Kite

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Any form of depression flippin' sucks. Like something major. Mental health is wicked important and sometimes crazy hard to maintain. The cold weather of winter does absolutely nothing to help either and ends up making it a lot harder to stay motivated, want to get out of bed and to ever go outside to be productive and active. Vitamin D is so detrimental to the health of our bodies. The sunshine lets us soak that up, but it's almost impossible to do when it's sub-zero for four months straight (ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but not really).

Seasonal depression brings out the worst moods during the long winter months and drags us down. What we can do is to busy ourselves and push ourselves to be the happiest we can be with enjoyable activities. Make sure you do fun things that will help you avoid being stir crazy. It's a vital time of self-care and making sure you are physically and emotionally healthy.

Once the icy force field of the winter breaks, spring flourishes and so do we. The heavyweight that was hanging on our shoulders is lifted off. We instantly feel lighter. It's an amazing feeling and so relieving. Getting through the winter in one piece feels so successful.

So, have fun now. Enjoy the fresh air and let the sunshine kiss your skin. Embrace your happy and positive thoughts. Cherish not having to wear a jacket and the fact that you need air conditioning in your car instead of heat. Roll the windows down and blast the music. Make your days include some form of outside activities and exercise. Celebrate every single aspect of the spring and summer because when winter rolls around again, you will want memories to keep you going so that when you have to do it all over again, it will go smoothly.

So, goodbye seasonal depression, we won't miss you.

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