Today is one I will always remember. I mentioned previously that I started a tradition years ago of exploring different cultures for Thanksgiving. I felt it would be a good way to learn for the three of us. When planning for this year, I had a talk with L & D about life decisions. I told them to follow their heart, even if that means going a path most people would not take or do not understand. During this conversation, I mentioned that I’m STILL turkey’d out from all those years ago (it took weeks to eat all that leftover turkey Mother and Mom bought!). I’d prefer to not eat meat than eat turkey. That’s when L came up with the idea to have a meatless Thanksgiving. I smiled because she described exactly what I meant. Everyone’s eating meat, we wouldn’t be.
Then my brain went, “Wait, WHAT??” Haha, delayed reactions. 🙂 So I told her if she comes up with a menu, we’ll do it. I’ll write a post on what she came up with but she nailed it! We enjoyed a delicious meatless Thanksgiving. Not only that, we’re on day three of not eating meat. I’ve shared in the past that I’ve gone long stretches without eating meat before but I was so sick. I honestly could not tell the difference. Now? I can feel a difference. We all can. The differences are different between us but we share having more energy. I don’t know how long we’ll do this. We bought a lot to try different things. I doubt we’ll go full meatless, and we eat pretty healthy anyway since 90% of our meals are homemade. That’s why I was surprised I’d feel a difference.
I am thankful for this learning experience. I am thankful to be alive, to be able to take a deep breath without coughing. I am thankful for my family, friends and those that follow my journey – I am blessed to have you in my life. I am thankful for opportunities. The journey of self-discovery is an interesting one. I have no idea where it will take me but I am grateful for the opportunity to explore and share it. I am thankful for all the things I have and all the things yet to come.
From my family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving!!