My Reflective Essay On Thanksgiving

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This past week was Thanksgiving of 2016. My family hosts Thanksgiving every year and whoever is able to come that year is more than welcome. This year, we had a lot of people come over including significant others. Everyone arrived at my house approximately two o’clock. I always say the more people the better. I absolutely love spending time with my family. Therefore, I cannot simply understand why stores open so early on Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks. The earliest store that I know opened at 3pm, which is JCPenney. Personally, I think this is ridiculous. No one should be leaving his or her family mid-day to go into work on Thanksgiving. I was so thankful Outback was closed for the day. One it is a smart business move because no one is dinning at Outback on Thanksgiving and two…show more content…
When it’s dark, look for stars.” -Unknown I really enjoy reading quotes, I believe they are so inspiring and eye opening. I found this quote one day while I was searching through one of my quote apps. It was short but had a huge meaning. I interoperate this quote by always looking on the bright side of things when nothing seems to be going right. When it rains, it is typically depressing, cold and everything gets wet. However, rainbows appear after a big storm, and those are pretty, fun and admirable. Furthermore, the same concept goes with when it is dark, look for the stars and it will brighten up the night sky. With bad things, come good things and good things will also have some bad in it; there needs to be balance. The more I thought about this quote the more I related it to the yin-yang symbol. The ubiquitous yin-yang symbol holds its roots in Taoism/Daoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy. The yin, the dark swirl is associated with shadows, femininity, and the trough of a wave; the yang the light swirl represents, passion and growth. We all need to contain the spirit of yin-yang in our lives, and we need to achieve balance of the
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