The Morning After Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is for friends and family.  It’s for eating turkey, and mashed potatoes, and mac & cheese and stuffing and pie for dessert.  For loaded down tables and creaky chairs.  For laughter and thankfulness and more hugs than you know what to do with.  Thanksgiving is a day when we get to take a break, take a breath, catch up with those we love, reset ourselves a little bit, and say thank you.  So thank you to all of my friends and family who are reading this right now, to all of the people who’ve followed this blog, written comments, or hit the ‘like’ button that means so much.  Thanksgiving is fun, and I hope everyone had a great one.

But what about the morning after Thanksgiving?  What is that for?

The morning after Thanksgiving is for the ray of sunlight that wakes us up early.  It’s for warm showers that wash the sleep off our skin, steaming mugs of coffee that smell delicious, and the beautiful quiet that comes with these early hours.  It’s for cracking open your computer screen, pulling out your pad of paper, and sitting at the table – no stress, no worries, just motivation.  It’s for shaking off the food-coma of the night before and smiling at the thought of leftovers in your fridge.  This morning is for being the hardest worker in the room.

So if you don’t trust the sun to wake you up, set your alarms.  Tomorrow’s going to be a good day.

Oh, and happy Thanksgiving.

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I'm a 25 year old recent college graduate (who still clings to that title over two years after graduating) and aspiring author. I also love sports and going out with my friends.

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