Saturday, November 12, 2011

Respect the Bird!

Thanksgiving is a little less than 2 weeks away...yikes!  How does time fly so quickly?  Wasn't it just the 4th of July?  

I have so much to be thankful for this year!  I have the best husband in the world (all of your girls out there looking for the "perfect man" need to stop.  He doesn't exist.  But I found Mr. Almost Perfect and he's all mine!) and we have 3 beautiful, healthy, smart, and funny children.  We have a great house, with wonderful neighbors in a great area.  We have some great friends who really are like family to us.   And to top it all off, we have a big family that we are close to, even though we live so far apart.  

So what can I possibly have to complain about?  Well, I'll tell you.  It's hard to tell that it's almost Thanksgiving.  And why is that?  Because the moment the clock struck midnight on November 1st, all of the Halloween decorations came down and the Christmas decorations went up!  "Early" Black Friday sales are going on in the stores, ornaments are on display, and a local radio station is already playing non-stop Christmas music!  Aaaaah!

What about Thanksgiving????  We need to respect the bird!  Thanksgiving is a terrific holiday - one of families and friends and remembering what we are thankful for...before the gluttony of the holiday season makes us all greedy and whiny.  

As an Allstar, I am proud to be one of the many people who has taken the Respect the Bird pledge.  Respect the Bird is all about remembering to put more focus on the Thanksgiving holiday, instead of it turning into a speed bump on the road between Halloween and Christmas.  If you'd like to join the pledge, click below:

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