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Don’t forget Thanksgiving

November 10, 2017

It’s November first, folks. Get out your tacky holiday sweaters, pull out your cookie cutters, and start stringing your lights because it’s time for Christmas!

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold up. I think we’re getting a little carried away. After all, we haven’t eaten our turkey and stuffing yet! What about Thanksgiving, people?

November is a time to keep the mistletoe in storage and call to thought all of our blessings – big and little. As cheesy as it may be, Thanksgiving is a time for all of us to reexamine our everyday lives and build an appreciation for all of the things we’ve been given. Take a step back from all of your mental trash, and just be. Be with family, be with friends, and be thankful.

I know school is starting to heat up. Finals are creeping up way quicker than we’d like, and the cold weather is making it more and more difficult to get out of our cozy beds and stay motivated. Instead of thinking about homework, studying, and jobs as things we have to do, we should try to think of them as things that we are lucky enough to be able to do. We have our health and we have our education, which is something not everyone can say.

Let’s not forget about the absolute miracle that is Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, pie, must I continue? Why would anyone want to skip over Thanksgiving? Come on, guys! Unbutton those jeans and make room for some grub.

Instead of putting up our trees, willing a blizzard, and cranking “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”, let’s turn the channel to “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and appreciate the beautiful auburn trees of the fall.

Emma Hildebrand
Contributing Writer

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