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Top Five Reasons I Look Forward to Thanksgiving

Switching gears and talking about happier moments in my life.

Thanks to those that read my first blog post! It is an extremely emotional part of my life and I am glad that people support me through these times.

That being said, my life is not complete doom and gloom. I figured that with Thanksgiving approaching, as a lighter topic, I would write about what I look forward to each and every Turkey Day.

Counting down from 5...

#5. The Turkey Trot

Nothing like a crisp, November morning run to jumpstart my day. The annual Southport, CT, race is a great way to experience the autumn weather and shed some calories before the biggest meal of the year!

#4. Football

Thanksgiving is the NFL's biggest advocate. The Lions, a team that just this year has began to win again, play an undefeated Green Bay Packers squad, a game I cannot wait to watch and then the first ever Harbaugh Bowl is underway shortly thereafter between two of the NFLs most storied franchises. However, prior to the marquee NFL matchups, the biggest game of Thanksgiving comes at 9 a.m. The Warde-Ludlowe rivarly continues between Fairfield's split high schools. Though Ludlowe has had their struggles this year, I still enjoy rooting on my team in the lively atmosphere of the student section at Taft Field.

#3. Volunteering at Soup Kitchens

A Thanksgiving holiday would not be complete without a night at the Prospect House shelter in Bridgeport, CT. I recently cooked a meal for the homeless. It truly is a rewarding experience, and something I always am excited about, come November.

#2. The Turkey

Thanksgiving, by far, contains my favorite meal. The moment I walk into my cousins' house I am just bombarded with food, first mini hot dogs while watching football. The meal itself could be compared to the Last Supper. The turkey is just delicious each and every year. The side dishes like my Aunt's special stuffing recipe compliment my turkey nicely.

Of course, my favorite part to any meal is the dessert. When the pumpkin pie is brought to the table, my taste buds are watering. No pumpkin pie sample is complete without a perfect scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Now before I raid my fridge because of the developing hunger from this post, let's wrap it up with #1.

1. Family time

Thanksgiving is one holiday where I spend some quality family time with my cousins who I don't frequently see. I think my favorite part of any holiday is being with the ones I love the most, and these are the best memories I hold from past Thanksgivings.

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Tune in this weekend for another update on my life!

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CS November 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM
I love football, turkey and family!!!
Taryn Grimes-Herbert November 29, 2011 at 03:38 PM
Sean, very nice post. I look forward to more!

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