Be free-floating, allowing the situation to surround you, and be in it. Take in the full surroundings, including the temperature of the water.
This may bring incredible clarity, presence and focus. This is what is means to be a jellyfish.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Walking on Wednesday ~ Thanksgiving Game Plan

One Organized Person - this is NOT my list....
There is much talk about 'how to handle' Thanksgiving:  How to deal with extended family, how to cook the bird, how to make the pies, how to make certain side dishes ahead, the secret to carving breast meat, how to set the table, what to wear on Thanksgiving, and there are even playlist suggestions for Thanksgiving music
Now THIS could be fun to try to do.....
Just reading all this stresses me out!

Our game plan this year is much simpler. The big thing for me is I took today off, meaning 3 days in a row off for me. Ridiculously huge. So did I choose to spend today running around preparing home made desserts and prep-ahead side dishes? 

NO. WAY. 

I am sitting with my entire family, hubby and all three kids, enjoying the banter of video game talk, joking about being so hungry but everything to eat involves work (! - like getting a bowl and cereal out is tough...oh yeah, milk too...oh the effort!), Dad trying to work a little, and me trying NOT to do much computer work.  The kids are all still in their PJ's at 2pm, and I am happily planning the menu for tomorrow, to do DO IT ALL tomorrow.

A simple turkey, Stove Top Stuffing, mashed potato's, my daughter's yummy sweet potato casserole (she is making it, yay!), canned corn, and a nice store bought pumpkin pie, with some angel food cake and fresh fruit for those who don't want pie. The most complicated thing for me has to be done today ~ going to the store to pick up the pie and cake, and already cut fruit from the salad bar at the store. 

Simple. So that we can concentrate on really being thankful. Thankful that we do not have to be stressed out about Thanksgiving. Thankful that we are all together, spending time together, laughing together.
Skyrim, the game of choice today.
 I might even get in on one of the kids video games...how's that for a game plan? ( I totally suck at video games, by the way. The kids might not be thankful that I am playing, but we should all have a good laugh.)

That is what this holiday should be. We should be truly thankful for those dearest to us, and show it. Show it by just being together, eating, laughing, playing, loving. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Eat, Laugh, Play, and Love!!

2 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you Rebecca and your family... enjoy your time together.

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  2. Thanks so much, Kelli!
    You have a wonderful day too.
    Sorry I won't be able to see you guy play again - one of these days....
    have fun.
    Rebecca

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