When the Snows Begin and the Stress Accumulates


Delicate flakes of ice trickle down from lofty white clouds on a cold November eve. Smells of forgotten memories lift on a light breeze towards your car; pumpkin pie – still warm from baking – rests in your hands for the awaiting kitchen already filled with delectable treats. Yes, Thanksgiving is upon us.

We take the time each year to reunite with friends, relatives, and reminisce about the ones we’ve lost. Our year is spent being busy with tedious work schedules and inner family turmoil that ends with the holidays; a needed break from the ordinary routines of life. We sometimes bring our tresses with us to joyous family gatherings where we should be happy to be with ones that love us, but forget those concerns when we are welcomed into our childhood homes with a warm embrace of a parent. To be thankful is more than a holiday: it’s a celebration of life.

Live what is given to you to its fullest. Know that one bad moment cannot ruin a lifetime of love. We all have jaded hours speckling our past, but a light always shines ahead. Be thankful for the little things that remind us we are only human.

Thanksgiving bring out the good in us all for a special night. Why keep your gratitude chained to one day? I think it a misnomer to believe we actually ‘thank’ anything until our heads bow at the dinner table. Do you think about what your thankful for leading up to dinner? We are grateful – in a sense – for the time we spend with loved ones without expressing it fully. Our words of thanks come at the end of a Thanksgiving night when we say, “goodbye” and “I love you” to family members. Make sure it doesn’t stop there.

The next day is another well celebrated day, it’s “The Day After Thanksgiving Sale”. Remember what yesterday meant to you and carry well-wishing on through the new year. It’s a stretch, but I’m sure if we pull together it can be done. Now, hands off that half-off toaster. I saw it first…

Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments to sit idly writing stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting the second novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo continues to write nonstop because he knows there is always a story waiting to get out. When he is not writing, Santo enjoys quality time with his family and friends, spending the occasional weekend at a movie theater, and reclaiming his youth when his son challenges him to a video game. Santo currently resides in sunny Florida with his beautiful wife and equally beautiful children.

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