How I Celebrate Friendsgiving

In these days of COVID-19, the holidays have changed in so many ways. As for me, all my family basically lives out of state, so it makes a Thanksgiving full of family members very difficult. Although this year looked kind of bleak, it turned out very well. I was not expecting too much but as you all know that’s what friends are for. The real ones always stick around and they’re there for you.

This Thanksgiving, I started the day off with a visit with one of my close friends. He came through and we had some coffee. We hung out, talked shop and just enjoyed each other’s company. We started watching some television shows and then my other friend came by and made us some lunch. After that, we watched movies and hung out. This is the best part of Friendsgiving. It’s not just the food but hanging out with the ones you love. Just because they aren’t related to you by blood doesn’t make them any less family. Your best friends are your family. They’re always around and there for you. They’re always thinking of you as much as you think of them.

After catching up and taking a nap, my buddy had to go back to his home to let his dog out. Meanwhile, some other friends decided to show up and visit in the evening. We had some drinks, caught up and watch some funny stuff. We also spent some time outside for a little bit. Surprisingly it wasn’t too cold out, which is very unusual in Missouri this time of year. So, we took advantage of the mild weather. You might as well enjoy it while you can before it gets too cold.

I always try to tell everybody to appreciate your friends for who they are, what they do and what they mean to you. For me, if it wasn’t for my friends, a lot of things would be impossible. Be sure to appreciate every day when you wake up because you never know what the next day will bring. Happy holidays to all.

About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.