No Place Like Home party. It's been a busy week and weekend, but I wanted to share a little something anyway. I thought I would share some of the pretty autumn and Thanksgiving decor from around our home, since I haven't really posted about that this fall.
I've noticed around the the net (Instagram in particular, but some blogs too) that people are decorating for Christmas already. In fact, I visited a friend yesterday who has all of her Christmas decorations up. She has a small place so has not overdone the decorating, and it does look lovely, but that is just not me. I begin decorating for fall in September, then in November I add a few more Thanksgiving type things. I tend to do more Thanksgiving decorating if we are having folks in for dinner on that day. This year we are going to our daughter's, so I have not done as much Thanksgiving decor as I otherwise might.
Does it seem to you, as it does to me, that Thanksgiving as a holiday tends to get overlooked? That's really a shame, because it is one of my favorite holidays and I feel that it's one of our most meaningful holidays as Americans. (Although this year is different -- Thanksgiving is being somewhat overshadowed by election drama, yet it's also in the forefront of our thinking since our officials keep telling us all to stay home.) Really, though, we have much to praise and thank God for even in the midst of all the craziness, and those fundamental blessings do not change regardless of our circumstances.
Sweet Thanksgiving card from our faraway daughter.
And there is my simple No Place Like Home for this week. Let's cultivate the Gratitude Attitude!