Being "thankful". It's such an interesting concept that every time Thanksgiving rolls around we remember to give thanks for the things in our lives. Yet, why not remember that the other 364 days of the year? When asked what my favorite holidays are, I always automatically include Thanksgiving as one of them. Everyone in my family knows that Thanksgiving and I have a close relationship. Maybe it's the fond memories I have of doing Thanksgiving Day recitals in preschool and kindergarten, or maybe it's the amazing turkey that my dad has become world-famous for making, or maybe it's the ritual I have with my cousins to watch Home Alone 1 or 2 every single year (somehow that movie can never get old). But see, what's interesting about Thanksgiving versus other holidays is that with Thanksgiving, there are no gimmicks. Halloween is loved because of the costumes and candy. Christmas is loved for the decor, Starbucks red cups, music, and presents. Yet other than a good turkey or pumpkin pie that can come your way, Thanksgiving does not really have any other fancy things to offer. For me, I've always loved Thanksgiving not only because of the fabulous Thanksgiving fashion I always like to conjure up, but simply to be able to spend time with the people I care most about. And maybe that's where the idea of giving thanks comes in. We spend all other 364 days of the year running around, doing this, doing that, worrying about this, complaining about that-- we become too busy to stop to see and appreciate the wonderful things that we currently have in our lives. So this Thanksgiving I encourage all of you when you're with the people you love most, to look around you and see what you're truly thankful for and take that with you into the other 364 days of the year.
***Fashionlaine will be taking a hiatus the next two days for the holidays so make sure you check back in again on Monday!***