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Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve posted this blog post on the week of Thanksgiving for the past three years and my feeling is the same so I will run it again.  I am currently in Estes Park, Colorado.  We just finished a beautiful, snowy hike up to Mill Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.  I observed one tourist trying to swipe her credit card to get into the park (true!), numerous families and individuals out enjoying the beauty of the area and one guy who had been out in the wilderness by himself for 2 days snow camping!  

Almost every blog and online article I read has tags and links for where I can buy product.  I am weary of the fevered “Buy Me” presence online that’s wrapped in a shiny, overly white and bright sales pitch.   I’m tired of words and phrases like “swoon worthy” “dreamy” “must haves” “ultimate gift guide” and “essentials” to name a few.

This holiday season, let’s give ourselves and our loved ones a breather.  Take at least one day this Thanksgiving and opt for time with your family and friends.  The shopping feeding frenzy is gross and does nothing to feed your soul.

I hope you have a fun, thoughtful Thanksgiving and appreciate time spent with your family and friends.  Step away from the retail noise for a while.  It will always be there to welcome you back.

#OptOutside: Sylvia and me from 3 years ago at a beautiful campsite near Crested Butte, Colorado.  She doesn’t need assistance from a rock to stand that tall anymore.



1 thought on “Opt Outside: Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Special thanks for emphasizing the true, but hidden meaning of Thanksgiving. I mean in 5,000 years from now, love & friendship will still be there with those we hold dear & precious. Tommy

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