· Happiness,Thanksgiving,Perspective

Store-Bought Pumpkin Pie is Ok

Thanksgiving is one day away. I usually make homemade pumpkin pies but this year I opted to buy a huge one at Costco for $7.99. You can't beat that. I've yet to taste it but given that I've never bought anything bad at Costco, I'm pretty sure it's good. They stand by the quality of everything they stock in their stores and for that, I thank you Costco for saving me hours from baking pies from scratch.

Now some people will turn their nose up at store-bought pies, especially for Thanksgiving. But as Gable said, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." I wanted to change things a bit this year and incorporate beef roasts in our feast and need those extra oven hours to make that happen. If anyone makes a fuss about the Costco pumpkin pie, I'd suggest they go home and bake one themselves. Just kidding. I'm sure it'll be fine.

But too often, we worry too much about what people might think. We put an unreasonable amount of weight on how they may judge us, our actions, opinions, and decisions - even that of buying instead of baking a Thanksgiving pie.

In moments when you find yourself overly consumed about what other people might say, remember these words and repeat it to yourself: To hell with it. And you do you. You do what makes sense for you.

Being a people pleaser is exhausting and more often than not, you'll find that people aren't really tripping. It's just the mental conversation you've allowed yourself to have that had somehow gotten out of hand.

Give yourself a break.

Give yourself some grace.

Because at the end of the day, store-bought pie, or store-bought anything for that matter, is better than nothing.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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