The day before a Holiday, don’t panic

Tacky Thanksgiving Decoration

Ahhhhh, the day before.

I have friends who were all set for their Thanksgiving Feast weeks ago. Today, they are out for a long run in the cool crisp air.

Beautifully Set, no rushing

I have friends who are all flustered trying to hide things in closets as guests arrive tonight. Today, they are flipping out.

Is this you?

Truth is, today is the day to DO THE BEST YOU CAN WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, and don’t wear yourself out doing it.

DON’T go out and try to find a new outfit today if you are also cooking tomorrow. Forget about the 10 lbs you wanted to lose – put on a smile & open your heart.

DO review your list with a cup of coffee or tea in a BEAUTIFUL cup for style purposes and sit in your nicest room to do it.  You’ll feel calmer and more in control if you do.

Love this Tea Cup!

DON’T wallpaper the powder room because it’s small and it won’t take very long anyway if you are hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow.

Don't do it!!

DO go to the grocery store with the list you made in your nicest room sipping coffee or tea.

DON’T go to Home Goods, TJ MAXX, Target or some other Home Store to find more STUFF!

Do simply go to the store and get what you need – no more, no less.

REPEAT this list as many times as you need to remind yourself, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the thing people remember most about Thanksgiving is the people & the heart filling the home, garden, shelter they are gathering in.

Fill the room with kindness and generosity and it will be lovely, no matter how the table looks or the food tastes!

xoxo Ann

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