Three Things — Thanksgiving Edition

Three Things, my Wednesday post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.

One. This —

With the holidays roaring toward us, it’s likely we may find ourselves in unusual situations. If you have friends and family in tough spots, struggling through. What to say? How to act? How can we support them? Gah!

It’s hard to know. I’ve written a few tips and tricks that may help. I’m not an expert by any means. But I do remember what helped and what was solely unhelpful.

Not meant to be an exhaustive list, but some points from top of mind as I gear up for my favorite holiday of the year.


Two. “Let’s go do something” —

I will usually choose an experience over a “thing.” Not always, but quite often. Things are good too, and we need them to be comfortable in life. The holidays are a time when this concept is top of mind for me. For Christmas rather than exchange gifts, we’re going for a long weekend to Savannah, GA. I’m really looking forward to it. This article on how to have a more meaningful holiday season relies heavily on the experiences we can have together. I’m a big fan.


Three. Moments. —

Our lives are made up of a series of moments all strung together like a row of lights. Some dim and others bright and pulsing with light. Rather than rush though them this week, I’m gonna slow myself way down. And watch every single one unfold.