Thanksgivings Coming, Are You Ready?

Thanksgiving 2019 is upon us, are you ready? This year the holidays seemed to come on quickly. I know it is the same amount of days since last year's Thanksgiving, but it seems to have snuck up on me this time. I honestly think its because I have less to plan for, so it hasn't been on my mind.

You see so many commercials, advertisements, and stories regarding what people are grateful for and the family dinners they will enjoy (and some that say they won't).  Unfortunately, there are many people without family near them, or maybe they have to work for the holidays, or perhaps, for whatever reason, they don't enjoy the holidays.

Only Ornaments would like to extend a special thank you to those in the military that must spend the holidays away from family to keep our families safe. That thank you also goes out to those in the medical profession that keep the hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities open to take care of our loved ones who don't get to go home for the holidays. To Policemen and Firefighters and all emergency responders. And to those whose job involves hotels, restaurants, and stores that make sure you are comfortable and enjoying your holiday away from home. Thank you all.

But some don't have family, can't travel to see them, or maybe they like to celebrate solo, and that's okay too!  So this year, I am thankful to be able to share the not so short list of fun things you still can do to entertain yourself this Thanksgiving Day. 

Volunteer, find your nearest shelter, and maybe you will find a friend you haven't met yet.

Go for a hike, get outside, and enjoy the fresh air.

Go to the movies, less crowd, and more popcorn for you.

Have a Friendsgiving (enjoy the day with others that might want some company.)

If you don't like football, participate in a turkey trot (yes, that's a thing.)

Get ahead of Christmas, check out and find yourself an ornament for the upcoming holiday.

This Thanksgiving you can do, without distraction, that thing that you have been putting off (I think that's the one I'm going to do), and whatever you do, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


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