When I let the majority of my time, focus +/or energy go to my job, I can end up surrendering to a skewed view of convenience. I find it comical to realize that our society is designed to make us think convenience is driving to the store hoping it will have what we think we need rather than looking out the window first.
Thanksgiving really is a wonderful time to tune in to simplicity + to let it set the tone for the holiday season to come. The best Thanksgiving decor is grown in the natural world + is compostable...pumpkins, dried foliage, edible persimmons, fresh herbs + beeswax candles placed in jars already in the kitchen. The best food is grown in soil + doesn't need fancy, new recipes to make it worthy of sharing.
The memory of bringing the piano bench, desk chairs + stools from around the house to the table in my childhood home doesn't make me think we needed more matching dining chairs. The pile of coats on my parents bed didn't make me wish we had a fancier coat rack. A house filled with family, friends, laughter, warmth + food was the whole thing! And the memories still make me smile.
Wishing you simple joy and the will to take it in + savor it this holiday season!