Hey y’all. Its time to raise your right hand and repeat after me, ok? I have a Thanksgiving Pledge for us…go on now, raise the hand and let’s do this!
I, Rachel Brown (insert your name here), promise to take this moment and release all the expectations, stress, and anxiety on my shoulders and in my heart today. Yes, there are tons of things to do, I am behind, and I don’t feel like I am ready – and if I am, I am scared that something will fall through the cracks – but this is the only Thanksgiving 2018 I will get with my people and we deserve a happy one. The Lord did not create me to just run around, stress, and worry. He created me for my people – very specifically – and to love. Everything does not have to be perfect. Everything will not be perfect, no matter how hard I try. But I know that the imperfect-ness – is actually pretty dadgum perfect. I will be in a good mood, I will take the higher road, and I will make everyone’s Thanksgiving better tomorrow, because as a strong woman in this home, I hold that power. The Lord has trusted me with this and I am ready :).
It’s just a holiday. It’s just family. It’s just a meal.
Have fun. Smile. Get in the pics. Eat the pie. Leave the mess. Laugh until you almost pee your pants. ENJOY THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
Feel free to share this with anyone else that needs to take this pledge. Also take this moment to thank all the people in your life that are going to help make your Thanksgiving amazing for your family. Amazing looks different to each of us- and that is a good thing. You are exactly where you are supposed to be – and we need to be grateful that we are alive to see it 🙂
Love y’all! RB