This is a note for the people who are feeling big stuff right now.
You may be newly alone, may have been alone for a very long time… or you may be surrounded by people and feeling alone anyway. The why and the how hardly matters right now, what matters is that if for whatever reason you don’t feel like pretending to be grateful about anything this Thanksgiving weekend, you don’t have to.
You don’t have to pretend.
You’re entitled to your feelings.
… and yes there will be some folks who are uncomfortable with you having feelings.
…Let them be uncomfortable.
Your feels are real and they deserve your time and respect.
Whether you choose be with others, or stay quietly on your own this weekend,
Please be gentle with yourself.