With the dropping of temperatures to a frigid 67 degrees, we have entered the polar vortex of autumn in Los Angeles. Tis the season of tree lightings that start November 1st, getting in verbal arguments over the last pillar candle at Home Goods, and obsessing over all things pumpkin flavor.
And with my crockpot out, my faux fur vest on and the DVR filled with Hallmark and Lifetime Xmas movies... I have no doubt that this will be another holiday season of epic proportions. Yet, it is those moments of a pounding eggnog hangover, the euphoria of eating a dozen sugar cookies in one sitting, and maxing out not one, but three, credit cards (and that was just on stocking stuffers) - that bring me to reflection. Just a momentary pause from the gluttony and indulgence to remember the lessons of Christmas' poorly overshadowed cousin: Thanksgiving.
Asking myself to dial back on the eggnog is simply a set up for failure - so I won't even bore you with a claim so pretentious. This season, I just want to be more thankful. For family, friends, a wonderful boyfriend, a dog who only behaves when she's asleep... health, opportunity, travel, a higher IQ than the majority of the population... you know, the simple things. So here it is. My thanksgiving thank-ful list. Hopefully I remember to glance back to this throughout the season so I can stay emotionally grounded while I abandon all guilt and inhale stuffing.
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for:
1. The end of the crop top trend. I can feel it coming.
2. George Clooney. And each and every single one of your silver fox grey hairs.