Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing holiday meal with your family. Here I share three reasons why I won’t be cooking for Thanksgiving.
I Never Cook for Thanksgiving
My grandmother has cooked and hosted our family’s Thanksgiving dinners for as long as I can remember. No one was allowed in the kitchen. Don’t offer to help, because she’ll just turn you down. For the last couple of years, as her health has deteriorated, we’ve had dinner at my Aunt & Uncle’s. All in all, for the last 16 years, all I’ve had to do was show up, eat, and go home with leftovers.
I’ll Be at Work
Due to my recent unemployment, I will be working at my hopefully very temporary restaurant job, which requires that I work on all holidays. I will be serving Thanksgiving meals to those who didn’t want to cook, those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, and those who have no family to celebrate with.
My Life Is So Upside Down…I’m Trying to Pretend It’s Just Another Day
For the last five months, I’ve felt like I was living someone else’s life. I don’t have the same job, same daily routine, or same financial standing. And to be completely honest, I’m a little pissed off about it. So, rather than play the victim, I keep putting one foot in front of the other, trying to get back to the old me (or hopefully an even better me), so I’ve decided that it will just be Thursday… for me.
I’m Still THANKful
I have so many things to be thankful for and I know that this little blip in my life will soon be over. Until then, I’ll be holding on to my Bible verse for this season of my life…
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 3:12-14