It's that time of year again. In the U.S., we roast turkeys, make a few other dishes, then sit down to a nice dinner with friends and family until we're completely stuffed! Thanksgiving is so special, and despite the work that needs to be done and the stress that sometimes comes with it, we love it and look forward to it every year.
- STUFFED - very full
We get to take a couple of days off from work (usually); we get to rest and spend time with the people who are dear to us, and be thankful for all that we have, whether we have a little or a lot. The older I get the more I realize that being thankful is a gift we give ourselves. Acknowledging what we have and being grateful for them is like receiving the gifts once again and realizing their importance in our lives.
- DEAR - close; important
This time of year is also special because it marks the beginning of the holiday season, and as we approach the end of the year, we start thinking about our new year's resolutions. Being thankful is what Thanksgiving is all about, but we should also begin planning for the coming year, begin thinking of the goals that we want to accomplish and how we are going to accomplish them.
As we countdown to the new year, we should begin making our list of goals for 2015 and think of strategies to meet them. I, myself, want to read more, write more, learn Japanese, work out more, etc. With only 24 hours in a day, I have to come up with a schedule that will somehow put me on track to get things done, so I can be the person that I want to be by the end of 2015.
- COME UP WITH - think of
- PUT SOMEONE ON TRACK - place them on the right path or direction
- KEEP AT IT - continue to work hard on something
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!