Today I left my phone at home and I felt great. There were a few moments where I instinctively reached for my phone during conversation gaps/transitions, but it wasn't there to grab. After the Thanksgiving main meal and while playing games in the afternoon, I realized how great it was to not have my phone. It was also great, because a lot of my family members weren't glued to their phones either.
Towards the early evening, we looked at the black Friday ads. I did this out of tradition and just to see what was available. I did see some good deals, but again, it's not stuff I need. Tomorrow I am going to get some coffee with a friend at a local coffee shop, and that's probably the only thing I'm going to buy tomorrow.
This upcoming holiday season, and for Thanksgiving next year, I need to do more to help those in need. I know there are many opportunities for me to help, and I just need to do it.
I hope you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving.