Holidays are very sad times for people who live alone, and their family is not close by. Here are some tips of how to make your Thanksgiving a joyous one.
Create your own holiday magic. If you live alone, and have no family close by, then you have to create your own “family.” There are more people that find the holidays depressing, because they have no family to share it with. The solution to that problem is to create your own holiday.
Find several people that might have the same situation facing them. Invite them to bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish and come to your house. This brings interesting food, delightful dinner companions, and a holiday spent with a special group of people.
Organize or get involved in a community Thanksgiving dinner. This will take time and probably should be a year long project. Enlist a local church, or several churches or civic groups, to help with the effort. This type of dinner gives people a chance to do something for others, who do not have family. Once again, organizing this takes a lot of hands, so enlist others to help with the food, place to assemble, etc.
If you have a community dinner already in your community, plan to attend. Offer to carry food to the shut- ins. Work at the dinner, even menial tasks as washing dishes, serving the food, and helping to set the table are appreciated.
Go to a movie Thanksgiving day to get away from the lonely feeling. You will find many others doing the same thing that day.
Go to a church service. Perhaps you will meet a friend there, and you can go out to dinner that day.
You can get through the day by not allowing yourself to be depressed. Make your own memories and enjoy Thanksgiving with a new family.