Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I wish I could have each and every one of you around my table to eat with, because I am just that thankful for you. Your support has meant the world to me this year, and I’m so glad to have you as part of the Thoughts By Natalie community!
After reading this article from Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi, I have an idea for all of us tomorrow—let’s unplug and stay unplugged. Let’s avoid strange Hipster Thanksgiving tendencies (funny as they are), and instead focus on those around us—friends, family, strangers at the soup kitchen, whoever!
Thanksgiving is about gathering, eating, giving thanks, and being connected (to people, not the internet). Instead of posting a photo of our delicious meal, let’s enjoy our food with every single sense in our body. Instead of posting a status to say “Happy Thanksgiving!” let’s laugh and smile and share our attention with the people we’re with. And instead of passing downtime by checking up on our social profiles, let’s use that time to say a prayer of gratitude or simply think about the things we’re truly grateful for in our lives (family, friends, a good job, shelter, you name it).
While this challenge is going to be hard for me personally, I think it’s an important one to try. Will you join me? Here’s to a very happy, very intentional, very grateful, very unplugged Thanksgiving!
Warmly and with love,
P.S. When you come back to the interwebs on Friday, be sure to check out all of the Black Friday deals you can shop comfortably from couch in your pajamas.