There something about the thanksgiving break that’s so nice. Maybe it’s the shorter work week or maybe it’s that crispiness in the air, something about it makes me happy. The air is quiet and cold, streets are wet and the sky is either pure white or pure blue. Everyone has their own take on this but I’d like to think that there is some sort of agreement that the time around thanksgiving and christmas is just a time that makes everyone have more cheer.
I would have to think that growing up and working is the culprit for happiness around these times. But then again, we get days off earlier during the year and it’s just not the same.
Maybe it’s because of daylight savings time and because everyone wakes up with the sun, they just feel better?
Or maybe it’s just because of TV and the media that makes us feel joy because we are told we are supposed to feel “joy”?
There is that saying, “you don’t know what you’ve lost till it’s gone” and I think that’s the reason for the joy around the times. Growing up as a kid you don’t really appreciate time or days off because you get a bunch of them. Summer and winter breaks, long weekends, and stress free also. Once you grow older, you start to realize that life isn’t so easy as it was. You have to pay bills, think about your future. think about long term health, and a whole bunch of other headaches that really really suck.
You don’t realize how good a long weekend is until you realize you can’t have them anymore.
You don’t realize how nice it is to have a nice family dinner until you are moved out on your own and realize family time shorter and shorter with longer distances in between.
I especially love that feeling when you wake up and realize that you can sleep in for more than just that day. And I also love the feeling that nationwide no one cares about dieting or exercise, everyone can eat like pigs and get away with it.
There’s a lot of things I like with these times. And it’s not even thanksgiving.