I feel sorry for the little holiday. Before it lays the frenzy of ghoulish costumes and buckets of candy, and then quickly following it is the all-consuming holiday season that eclipses all others in the commercial world. In fact, if it weren’t for the Thanksgiving holiday, marketers would have us jump from Halloween right into Christmas (and actually I noticed a few who did just that). And now with Black Friday starting earlier every year, it’s only a matter of time before someone decides to park food trucks near the long shopper lines, sell roasted drumsticks and pumpkin pie bites, and call it Turkey Thursday. Voila - no more worries about the crowded table at Grandma’s!
I say ‘thankful people unite!’ Prevent the disappearance of this important holiday by pledging to do one or more of the following:
- Duct-tape yourself to the family dining table.
- Go on a hunger strike for anything but traditional Thanksgiving fare.
- Hide the Black Friday advertisements until all dishes are done.
This is all a little tongue-in-cheek, but it does offer a reminder to refocus the spotlight. Let’s shine it on the part of Thanksgiving which reminds us to count our blessings. Don’t let the marketing world deflect us from this holiday of appreciation. It’s only one little day, and it’s so easy to keep the tradition going. Here, I’ll start:
I’m thankful for all of the wonderful charitable organizations, both current and future, who are part of the ResultsPlus family and who allow us to be part of theirs. We are truly honored to support their missions and their good works.