Happy Thanksgiving!

I sincerely hope that you are enjoying the holiday today with family and friends. As a former Active Duty Marine, I spent many Thanksgivings away from family and substituted my brothers and sisters in the Corps as my family. Little did I know, many of these Marines became just as much family to me as my blood relatives.

If you can’t be with family or friends, I sincerely hope that you are able to enjoy the holiday those who are around you, and hopefully you are able to give thanks for the food you are eating. Speaking of which, don’t over-think the holiday and the food. Eat sensibly, but don’t miss out on holiday traditional favorites. I’ll be eating what’s on the table. Fortunately for me, my wife is making a Paleo Thanksgiving meal along with our friends who are all bringing Paleo-friendly sides, but it’s not always that way. And when it’s not, it’s okay to eat whatever is presented. Be kind, be polite, and be thankful that you’re being given food, even if it’s not Paleo.

Live a little. Enjoy the day. There’s time enough to get back on the wagon tomorrow morning.

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