posted on Nov, 26 2015 @ 04:38 PM
I hate to hear of anyone being alone during the holidays. Being surrounded by loved ones is what thanksgiving is all about. So I could see spending
today in solitude, could make someone feel down in The dumbs. I am an only child and raised by a single mother. About a quarter of our extended
family is out of the country(Czech Republic & UK) or foreign citizens. The latter group,?are more patriotic than most people who's family's have been
here for generations. To the point of us having to remind them it's okay to embrace their birth country too! (They even are excited to pay taxes.
Lol)They just appreciate the fact that their dreams of becoming Americans has come true. Their pros at celebrating 4th of July (kind of ironic
considering where some of them are from) but they haven't embraced Thanksgiving in the traditional since. They, instead, take advantage of the four
day weekend each year and go to either Vagas or their Mammoth cabin. Then all but 4 of my relatives live either on the east coast or Midwest. Those
four, then, will travel to spend it with our family out of state. My mom and I are always invited but one of us is usually tied up with work or other
responsibilities that require us to be local. So my mom and I usually have a "friendsgiving" for the other orphans in our lives. The only thing is, my
mom is an a**hole and so are her friends so I stopped inviting any of mine. This year, I decided to host thanksgiving at my house. I figured that I
would have to be respected in my own home and they couldn't criticize must if I was paying for and cooking everything. I was wrong! They may even be
worse this year, criticizing my home. It's a cozy condo near the beach that I even had my cleaner come over yesterday to make sure it was emasculate.
One of them lives in a dump that she lives at for free because she receives some type of government help that pays her rent directly to the landlord.
Even she joined in on the bashing. Anyways, i had to sneak away for a breather and started thinking I'd rather be alone.
If you're in the same predicament next year, instead of fishing for invited m, I'd directly ask for one. One thanksgiving my mom was going somewhere I
didn't want to go so I asked all my friends at the same time "what one of you lucky people is going to have me over for thanksgiving?" They all, but
two, immediately said I was welcome at their home (or their family's homes). If I didn't clewrly ask, my friends would have been too ditzy to realized
Or you could always find a few other "orphan" friends to celebrate together. Put a post out on Facebook asking if anyone needed plans. You could even
host something later in the evening that people could attend after their family functions. Once you host, invites will be coming in every year to
repay the favor.
Hope you find some smiles today and know we are hear for you!