Happy Thanksgiving!

The pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621 after their first harvest. Centuries later, it is a major national holiday bringing families together to feast ambitiously on turkey, apple pie, and other goodies. This Thanksgiving, you’re allowed to put off homework and other distractions that may keep you from enjoying time with family. After all, that’s what the holidays are about – being with family and friends.

When I think about Thanksgiving, I think about catering from Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, a movie, and the fireplace lit and glowing around the room. No, my family isn’t one to cook, but we still feast rambunctiously and typically, we have enough food to last us a couple weeks. We also like it intimate at my house – just the immediate family. While it may not be a traditional Thanksgiving to some, I really do enjoy it.

What makes Thanksgiving so amazing is really being conscious of the fact that you are surrounded by people you love – people who have impacted your life in more ways than one. It's a time of thankfulness over the things we have and don't have. It's a time where we take in all our lessons learned, how much we've grown, and the experiences - the good and the bad - that we have to be thankful for. So enjoy this Thanksgiving holiday. Live, laugh, and love. It’s what the holidays are all about.

And have a Happy Thanksgiving!

XOXO,

HCPepperdine

P.S. What are you doing this Thanksgiving?