So in the USA, it’s Thanksgiving Day. We have family coming over, my wife is making a special dinner, and we’ll probably eat too much and wish we hadn’t.
I can’t help but wonder if this turkey’s feeling pretty smug: it’s November and he knows he’s not going to wind up as Thanksgiving dinner.
Today in the US is Thanksgiving, a holiday with roots in actions of gratitude and thankfulness. The apocryphal story is well known, I’m sure.
Gratitude and thankfulness should well be a part of our daily lives and not just something we idly pay lip service to during commercials and between courses of turkey and pie. I’m not going to preach or anything; I’m probably just as guilty of forgetting to be grateful daily as anyone else is. The less I care about what others think and the more I recognize how simply amazing my life actually is… well, it’s humbling.
Thanks for reading today. It’s the Thanksgiving holiday and I’m going to be spending it with my family. We have some extended family here who’ve stayed over from my Grandparents’s 60th anniversary last weekend, so that’ll be fun (since I’m writing this on Wednesday night, I’m not entirely sure who will be there).
Our family is spread out across the country, and some aunts and uncles from California have stayed the week for the holiday. My wife and I will be picking up our daughter who’s spent the week with my mom.
We’ll all gather and have a great big meal and laugh and enjoy each other’s company. It’s always interesting to learn how my wife sees my family.
I’ve made several stabs tonight at trying to list the things for which I am grateful, but nothing I’ve written comes particularly close to expressing how much I am grateful for what I have in life. I’ve given up trying.
But one group of people I wish to thank is you, Readers. I am grateful for all my regular readers and all those who happen upon my little corner of the internet. I’ve been watching my international readership grow, and that’s exciting to see; and I’m able to interact with some amazing people through this little blog. I only hope my contributions are as beneficial to all of you as yours is to me.
Have a great day.