Everyone has their own opinions about which season of the year is best. Some prefer the rainy days of spring, the hot and dry days of summer, or the cold temperatures of winter along with the Christmas holiday and New Year celebrations. For me, I treasure the fall season due to the holiday of Thanksgiving and the ability to reconnect with my extended family.
First off, the Thanksgiving holiday is useful during the first semester as it allows students like myself a chance to take a relaxing break. With this small break, spending time with family and friends is a popular option. Since my extended family lives mainly in the midwest, Thanksgiving gives me a chance to spend rare time with my grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins whom I don’t see very often. Reconnecting with my family members allows me to experience some of my favorite hobbies like family games and especially baking. Baking is a fun leisure activity in my family in which everyone participates. The type of food baked varies from delicious sweets and treats to the unforgettable, traditional Thanksgiving meal. Meals on our table consist of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and mac and cheese accompanied by many other special dishes and family traditions.
Additionally in the fall, sports around the world are in full swing. The overlapping of sports with the fall season adds to my love of the season, especially football. For decades the National Football League (NFL) has set aside three games for Thanksgiving. A love for sports runs in my family, so watching the NFL is one of our favorite hobbies to do together. The chance to watch sports with my extended family makes the fall season all the more special.
Finally, Thanksgiving urges people to practice gratitude for things they may otherwise take for granted. I see my family for only a finite amount of time each year, so I treasure every moment. Thanksgiving gives me time to reunite with family and friends over fun activities and express your gratitude for anything in my life.