Isn't there a too early to have decorations up? Just yesterday I saw some neighborhoods that already have their garlands and red bows out on their signs! I mean, it isn't just the seeing Christmas decorations on the first of November. Think about when we start seeing things out in the stores...Valentine's Day stuff in January, Back to School stuff out in June, Halloween stuff in September, and so many more! It seems to me that everything is so commericalized--the "Hallmark Holidays" as my husband calls them--that we get it pushed on us earlier and earlier each year. Holidays are such big business, and we are rushed into the mindset that we have to hurry, buy our gifts, our cards, or decorations ASAP! Sometimes is just drives me nuts!
I just want to take time to enjoy this time of year, this season, this day, this moment. Our busy lives and fast-paced society just seem to keep us feeling in a constant state of hurry. My goal for the rest of this month is to slow down, and truly take the time to be thankful for each and every blessing in my life...to truly give thanks during this Thanks-giving season!
...But that won't keep me from decorating my house (and my blog!) and turning on the Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving, though!! =)