Thanksgiving And Its Importance To Me
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Why I Spend Holidays Like Thanksgiving Home With My Family

No matter where I end up in the future, I know I will come home and celebrate this giving holiday in the same place with the same people each and every year.

Why I Spend Holidays Like Thanksgiving Home With My Family

I am not a huge turkey fan but spending the holiday home with my family is something I have done for years and I will continue to do in years to come.

Thursday morning of Thanksgiving, we wake up and watch the Macy's Day Parade. All morning we lounge on the couch in our pajamas singing, dancing, smiling, and cheering for the performances and floats that appear across the television screen.

My sisters and I tend to sleep in and miss half the show, whereas my mother wakes up right before the parade begins and brews the coffee.

I wake up shortly after the parade begins to my mom yelling, "Girls you are missing the show!"

All together we snuggle up for the remaining hours of the show and reminisce on how many years we have been keeping this tradition.

Sometime in between the performances my father wakes up and joins the four of us on the couch cracking jokes and shouting at the familiar childhood floats on the screen. "Hello Kitty" or "Spider-Man."

While commercials are on, my mother preheats the oven and prepares our all to favorite, pumpkin bread treat.

While the pumpkin bread is baking, the parade ends, and we continue to watch the National Dog Show that airs immediately after the show.

This is what I am thankful for.

I am thankful for the traditions, the love, the support, and the laughs I share each Thanksgiving with my family.

I am thankful for the countless blessings, opportunities, and experiences I have been so lucky to experience.

I am healthy, I am happy, and I am truly fortunate for the life I live.

No matter where I end up in the future, I know I will come home and celebrate this giving holiday in the same place with the same people each and every year.

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