Hello sweetie, thank you so much for letting me slip into your inbox today. The holiday season is upon us! This Thursday is Thanksgiving in America – a tradition drenched in history, culture, politics (which I won’t get into now) and FOOD.

As I slowly sip from the golden goblet of gratitude, I’d like to take a moment to thank you, for letting me slip into your inbox today. And every Monday. I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels  to reach out to so very many people every week. Many of you write me back– I’m always so happy to hear from you all, thank you for taking the time to share your reactions with me!

I have a little something for you. This time of year is full of social appointments – however, many people have told me they don’t always feel confident extending invitations in English, and don’t always know what to say when someone invites them somewhere. Saying no in a polite way is also a challenge for some of you. That’s when the little elves in my brain got thinking. Here’s my gift to you. It’s a free PDF on how to make, accept and (politely) refuse invitations in English. I hope this makes you feel more confident in English. Click here and start asking people out!

The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Do you know what Black Friday is? (Hint: It has nothing to do with Black Pete….speaking of which, did you see David Sedaris get his two cents in on Black Pete? Check this) Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, and known as the Official Start Of The Holiday Shopping Season. Many stores open at midnight and some people actually sleep outside the night before to be the first ones in to get a good deal on THAT AMAZING PRODUCT they’ve always wanted.

Have to go and peel some apples
(because this apple pie isn’t gonna make itself)

I’m always thinking of new ways to make this more fun, helpful, and interesting – if there’s something you’d like me to discuss, just hollah. If you celebrate Thanksgiving – enjoy! May you sit at a full table graced by those you love. If you don’t celebrate – may you take a moment to take in all that you have to be grateful for. There’s so very, very much.

With an attitude of gratitude and a happy holiday high-five,

Wit lof from buffi x