I learned a new term this week when my daughter, a recent college graduate, told me she was going to D.C. to celebrate Friendsgiving with her old roommates. Okay, don’t laugh. This concept has probably been around for years, but I don’t get out much. I stay hole up in my house writing women’s fiction for you to enjoy. According to the Urban dictionary, dated 2009, Friendsgiving is the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. This usually occurs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings.
I love the spirit of Friendsgiving. Of friends giving thanks together. Of getting together with those who mean the most to us outside our families to celebrate our love for one another and count our blessings while enjoying good food and wine. Thanksgiving isn’t just for Thanksgiving any more. Thanksgiving isn’t just for families anymore.
As I was planning this post, deciding how best to wish all my new friends a blessed holiday, I decided to take Friendsgiving a step further. Why not have a virtual Friendsgiving? Thanks to Facebook, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know you better. Why not spend a little time together on FB today?
For the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m not hosting Thanksgiving for my husband’s large family. I’m excited to have just my immediate family, my husband and my children, at my table today. I’m looking forward to a relaxed day. Without the burden of serving a crowd, I can spend some time with you. Pop on over to my Facebook page where you’ll find this post pinned to the top. I’ll be sharing some of my day with you. I hope you’ll share some of yours with me.