The One Memory + Black Friday Special for YTP Training Programs
It seems like at every holiday gathering, there’s one thing that stands out from each one that I’ll remember years from the day. Whether it be a small, random memory like helping peel grapes for my aunt’s grape pie, or a memory that the entire family talks about for years, like the dog taking a crap beneath the table, causing everyone to evacuate the dining room, I automatically freeze a moment of those important days to file back in the brain.
I have a feeling that this Thanksgiving’s memory will be the one where my mom and I stood in the kitchen, getting Thanksgiving dinner ready (well, me just helping her) and talking about the China that she’s going to pass down to me:
It’s her grandmother’s from Sweden – the China is actually from Czechoslovakia, both of our heritage – and it’s more than 100 years old.
Even better? The “brand” or name on the bottom of each piece is egaip. That’s basically my name, backwards. Paige. It’s a sign from my great grandma that I never had the pleasure of meeting!
Yesterday wasn’t a huge gathering – just my parents and Shane and I, who were later joined by my big brother and his girlfriend – but it really felt like Thanksgiving, and I was truly thankful for the day.
From the first glass of wine.
To the feast
To the last cup of coffee with pumpkin pie.
And especially, the family:
I love the quote – “The past is good for two things: learning from mistakes, and creating great memories.”
I not only have to remind myself of that quote when I’m being hard on myself for something that happened in the past that I cannot change, but also to truly live in the moment, savoring those special memories, so I can look back on them
And now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, hopefully today will bring a couple good memories, too! I know I said in my survey yesterday that I would absolutely NOT be participating in any Black Friday sales (besides my own!) but I actually think I’m going to head over to our local running store before work this morning. Since I’m taking a little break from strength training, I’ve really been focusing my attention on foam rolling and mobility work.
I’ve had this foam roller for about three years now, and I also use it with clients, so I’m hoping to score a deal on a couple new ones today!
What memory stands out to you from the holidays so far this year?
What’s your favorite holiday?
Mine’s Christmas, by a long shot