The day after gobble
and all through the house
It seemed the family did wobble
They didn't eat like a mouse.
All right...that's enough. I'm not good with poetry.
So the day after "the big meal".....otherwise known as Thanksgiving. Wooosh. I still feel stuffed. Even if I plan to eat like a small mouse - I don't. If you're like me and you don't eat all day - because you want to be ready to eat all the food - and then you do - and the mouse is your brain says, "I told you. Eat small." If you had dinner late like ours - it was 2 hours late - so we all mooched into the feast when it was ready - like hungry lions. It was good though. After the grouchies simmered down - and we tasted the food - and really appreciated my mom who worked on making it so wonderful - we got it. We felt it. We felt the gratitude.
Gratitude. It's a nice word. But it can also be a shaming word - depending on how it's used. "Be grateful for what you have. Stop complaining. Someone has it worse than you!" You see? That doesn't sound loving. Or...."Hey kiddo. You're wonderful. I'm grateful to have you in my life. I'm grateful you are here." Sounds different right? Now that sounds like love.
I'm taking deep breaths today trying to soothe the aches and pains...dammit...that's why I'm achy. Sorry - I had a interrupting thought. I've been wondering why am I so achy. Well I did yard work yesterday. It had rained all night and the leaves were heavy - and I was heaving and hoeing them into the can to get them out for trash pick up today. And...oh yeah! Excuse me - had another interrupting thought. I fell asleep on the couch last night. Couch sleeping never feels good by morning. Deep breaths Rebecca. Remember - I got the good coffee this morning. I splurged. I also returned some ice cream and candy that I bought - we didn't need more of it - bought too much - took those back - and bought a couple Xmas decorations. See the little Gump Tree up there? It's a lemon cypress tree. It's a reminder - when I'm grouchy - to check in - what's going on - and proceed forward with kindness. Soft tones.
I did a podcast this morning. Actually I ended up doing two because the first one went poof. So the second one isn't as juicy - but it's there. Here it is:
How ever you decide to spend the day after Gobble - which is what I'm going to call it - I don't like the name Black Friday. I hope you do spend it with self love, self care and self kindness. Try it on. It will fit - trust me.
Thanks for being here. Thanks for your support.