At this time of year, we’re all normally planning to be with family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday and enjoying time together. This year it’s going to be a little trickier with the pandemic. But I know we would rather sacrifice this holiday in order to spend future holidays with our loved ones. Life doesn’t always go the way we want and sacrifices have to be made at times. Seems this is one of those times.
But fret not as we look to find alternative ways to enjoy the holiday. And why not? Changes are upon us, why not try and make the most of it and make this holiday truly unique?
So we’ve come up an idea of how you can make Thanksgiving work. Ok, I know, it seems everything is being done virtually this year. Meetings, school, even doctors visits. Hey, 2020 can become a virtual year (and that can be taken in more ways than one!)
So throughout the process, set up a camera and display and share each part of the process together virtually. Read on for what I mean.
Before the Day
So you know who you are going to spend the time with. If you live locally to one another, decide on your menu. Share recipes virtually and divvy up who will cook what ensuring that there will be enough made for everyone. Use a Google sheet for this and share it. Add the menu to it and in columns who will be responsible for cooking what.
On the Day
Set up a virtual call, use Zoom, Google Hangouts or whatever you want and bring your computer, phone or tablet into the kitchen and connect. Cook together and share the experience together.
Once everything is cooked, meet up somewhere and exchange portions.
Ready to eat? Use a big screen tv if you can and set it up at one end of the table. However you can, if you have an internet TV, connect to Zoom or hangouts, or simply plug your laptop into your TV through the HDMI port and link up so you have your family around the tv looking at your extended family or friends on the TV.
It won’t be quite the same as enjoying physically, but at least you can enjoy together and see each other.
While this of course is nowhere close to being together as normal, at least you can be together in some way and it’s certainly a unique way of doing things. It may even work in future Thanksgivings if family lives far away and you cannot be together even.
It’s better than nothing and may throw up some interesting scenarios that no one could have foreseen. And then in years to come, maybe we can look at this time with better memories of the better times.
However you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we at Back and Body Pain Relief hope and wish all a happy and safe time. We thank you for your patronage and trusting us with your pain. Stay safe and healthy.