Today I am grateful for the fact that even though I am not ready for Thanksgiving I have been getting things together for Hanukkah. I love celebrating Hanukkah. It makes me sad that Hanukkah is now celebrated more like a Jewish Christmas, WHICH IT IS NOT. I wish more people understood the meaning of my holiday. That being said, I do love that I get to share my holiday with those I care about. I am glad that they can see it just as my way to tell them I care about them. I won’t be able to do anywhere near as much in the future but this year I want to enjoy what I can.
The last three years I have been doing more than ever at school to share my holiday. I began this new tradition after my mom’s passing. It has been a tribute to her for me. I have shared the meaning and joy of the season with my staff. I am not now nor will I ever be offended if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas, as long as they are not offended by a Happy Hanukkah greeting from me.
Today I am grateful that I sorted my items, I packaged gifts, and I posted to multiple people. I am like a little kid when I get things sent off. I feel such a sense of accomplishment. In addition to starting my Hanukkah duties, I accomplished a ton of things for Thanksgiving.
My body is mad at me for the hours of work I have done the last few days. But what else do you do when you are not at work, but work at home? It will all get done, I have no choice. Truth be told I am glad I accomplished more than the must do list. I love Thanksgiving and I so enjoy having family join me. As long as I am physically able I will continue to make Thanksgiving a special occasion.