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Breaking Free

We hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving had a lovely day, or at the very least, a manageable holiday. Time with the family isn’t always easy, it can be fraught with emotional landmines and way too many topics that are better left untouched. Which leads us to the topic of how best to navigate the remainder of the Holiday Season.

Thanksgiving

And just like that we blink and it is Thanksgiving again! We have been doing our best to ignore the fact that it is next week, but let’s be honest, we need to go shopping soon and probably plan what exactly we are making! This year we are going into the holiday with so much gratitude our hearts are ready to burst! We are fully vaccinated and have had the booster, our kids are either fully vaccinated or are at least halfway there. As a means of giving back we have donated to our local Food Bank, helped collect donations for a family in need, and contributed to a can drive.

Friendships

There are people who collect friends, they nurture relationships, they have had friendships since childhood and to this day they talk, visit and generally stay in each other’s lives.

Then there are the people who want to have friendships, but find the whole process overwhelming, remembering to respond back to texts, inviting them over, going to do things with them, generally being in one another’s lives to a certain degree. It can kind of feel like another responsibility, rather than a joy.

Help Wanted

First of all, is it only us or did it just seem to skip from like August to November? Time is literally flying around here and if you celebrate Hanukkah, there are only a few more weeks to actually procure gifts. We have not actually bought anything because our brain still thinks it is Summer, so panic is starting to set in. Those who celebrate Christmas, you are just fine and have 51 days, so no need to panic just yet.

Trick or Treat

Halloween is officially on Sunday, but if you are anything like us, you have been celebrating all month, decorations, parties, fall festivals, candy buying and eating, costume ordering and making…. For a lot of us, Halloween is the best time of year, because it allows us to be fun, frivolous and to have access to a lot of chocolate, which in our humble opinion, is heaven. If we have learned one thing from this pandemic it is this, life is way too fragile not to have fun.

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