First let me say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your loved ones!
Do you have any special plans?
Are you spending it with your family? Close friends? Or, you're just being mellow and prefer not to do anything in particular?
Whatever you choose, there is no one way to celebrate.
When I was growing up, it was always a family time.
Now that I'm married and have a young son, and my mom has passed away, we are starting new traditions. My husband is cooking, and my father and his mom (his father passed away) are coming over. I have a sister who is married with kids, and they will be away, and the same holds true for my husband's brother and his family.
I've never been one who loves to entertain, though I do enjoy being with people.
One day I was having a talk with a close friend who said that perhaps you've reached a point in your life where you need to create traditions that include friends. And, there's something to be said for that.
One of my love coaching clients who lives is New York is from overseas. Her family is still there, so she's living here on her own. She makes a point of celebrating occasions with friends she's made in the U.S.
And, if you think about it, it's potentially a great way to socialize as well.
Let me throw an idea at you. Consider throwing a "new blood" party or dinner. Invite your close friends, and suggest that each of them invites a friend (ideally of the opposite sex), who you don't know. Keep it as an intimate get together. You don't want to overwhelm yourself. And, you never know who you might meet.
Give it a try!
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PPS -- If you happen to be in NY, I will be speaking at the Long Beach Public Library on 12/20, 2pm. Come meet me! And, I'll have books available for purchase.