Re-Nest On… Enough, Not Excess

Re-Nest On… Enough, Not Excess

Amber Byfield
Nov 22, 2010

As Thanksgiving approaches, we're thinking more and more about the difference between excess and simply having enough. My family loves to celebrate this holiday; we gather together for food and send everyone home with leftovers. But collectively, as a nation, we seem to focus on excess rather than enough. We're wondering: Are we focusing on the right things at Thanksgiving?

In our generation especially, we take this time as one to kick off a lavish holiday season. We've heard (through the grapevine, otherwise we'd source them) staggering statistics about food waste in America, and how what we throw away could feed entire nations.

We were especially inspired by this article at NPR, which points out that Americans are increasingly enamored with excess, from the turducken to the Curpumple Pie, and we've forgotten to be thankful; as a nation, we've let the heart of this particular holiday fade away.

So this Thanksgiving, we hope that we'll all be happy delighted to simply have enough, and forgo the excess.

What do you think?

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(Image: Amber Byfield for Re-Nest.)

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