Pico Iyer said it best in the book “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere”:
“In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still.”
We get caught in the webbing of day-to-day stresses and forget what truly matters most: family. Whether it be one you’re born into, or one you’ve built for yourself, without a family, life would be like a refrigerator filled with condiments.
The Thanksgiving tradition has shaped our culture, and transitioned into one of the most extraordinary days of the year. The rooms of your home fill with your favorite people, good conversation, and great food. It’s a day that allows for the time to mentally stand still, take a deep breath, and concede to the immersion of stories devoted to nostalgia.
So, next Thursday, friends, we ask but one thing of you:
Take the day, or an hour. Even 5 minutes..
Look at the faces surrounding your dinner table and the smiles filling your living room with light. Enjoy the memories playing on a ticker in your mind and the amazing aroma escaping your kitchen. And truly think about how much of this life there is to appreciate.
We’ll be thinking of you