I Don’t Like Cold Weather, But I Love Thanksgiving

While I strongly prefer summer to fall and winter — I’ll take warm weather and sundresses over tightly-buttoned pants and binding coats any day — I have to admit that I do love Thanksgiving. It is the only cold-weather holiday I actually look forward to.  I’ve been trying to figure out why exactly that is…

  • The food – Honestly, there is really only one Thanksgiving dish I care about and that is sweet potato souffle. But for the last few years we haven’t even had it at our holiday dinners, so it’s not even like I have this one amazing thing to look forward to anymore. Yet I still look forward to the day anyway. So if it’s not the food…
  • The family – My adorable grandma lives in Florida, but she always comes up to New York to visit for Thanksgiving. She is one funny lady with tons of stories. Even though she is 85 years old, she can remember every detail from her entire life — including every phone number she ever had, even from the days phone numbers included letters in them. I hope I am as sharp when I am 85. But I do see my Grandma Anne a couple other times a year, so maybe it’s…
  • Black Friday – Nope. No interest. I don’t care how much money I save or how great a deal you got. You could not pay me to wake up early, stand in a long line in cold weather or get trampled by bargain-hungry masses of people. I don’t do well in crowds and I will never step foot into a store on this day. Hand me Cyber Monday any day. So if it’s not that…
  • The day off work – I love my job here at Hydroxatone, but I think we can all admit we look forward to not going to the office. Sorry, bosses! But I mean, I get all the regular holidays plus some personal and vacation days, so it’s not like a day off is such an unusual occurrence. Which leads me to think…
  • A day to be thankful – I have so much to be thankful for, especially this year: A job I love, a mom who still takes care of me when I need her, a successful and happy little brother and sister-in-law, a sweet and caring boyfriend, supportive friends and my health (I just ran my first marathon last weekend!). This year has been especially good to me, but I always have something to be thankful for. I really love that we have this day devoted to reflecting on the good things in our lives. Even when things aren’t going well, I can always find the bright spots. I wish I took the time to remember this more often, but Thanksgiving serves as a yearly reminder. A reminder I often need when I feel stressed (which, admittedly, is far too often) and a reminder I need to remember how lucky I am.

The Hydroxatone social media team wishes you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Now tell me — why do you love Thanksgiving?

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Dori Gray is the voice behind the Hydroxatone Facebook and Twitter accounts.  As Hydroxatone’s social media manager, Dori hopes to share with anyone who will listen (and sometimes those who won’t) just how wonderful these skincare products are. Her favorite weekend activity is relaxing on the couch with the cooling, refreshing Hydroxatone Instant Lift Pads on her face. In her other life, Dori is a health & fitness blogger and a Twitter fanatic. Her writing has appeared on NBC New York and Blisstree. She is about to run her first (and only) New York City Marathon. Originally from Queens, Dori has lived in Manhattan for the last six years. She was pleasantly surprised that the commute to the Hydroxatone headquarters in Jersey City is really not bad at all. Really. See More Articles by Dori
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