Thanksgiving -An Article Written in a Turkey Induced Stupor
I hope your Thanksgiving was as good as mine. I had dinner with my great daughter, Annie, and her friends Sindy and Parker. A splendid time was had by all. We had what I guess you would refer to as a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey (cooked low and slow for about 12 hours) dressing and cranberries shaped like a can.
Everything was delicious and we all enjoyed watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. I kind of feel sorry for the news anchors and TV show hosts who have to emcee those parades. Every single word is read off of a cue card and the humor is horrible.I imagine they have a lot of parades in TV Morning Show Host Hell.
I’ll get to the point and ask a question that will probably be asked millions of times today: What are you thankful for? A lot of families have a tradition of going around the table and stating what they are thankful for. The safest answer is “family.” It’s a good stock answer and nobody is going to throw down the “Cop Out” card on that one.
I had some time to myself today and I started thinking about what I’m thankful for in my life. It’s a good thing I have a long weekend tied into Thanksgiving because, as I really thought about all the blessings in my life, I realized it would take me all four days to just name them, much less be thankful for them.
I don’t mean I played the “Pollyanna Glad Game”, but it kind of operates on the same basic principal, but goes beyond what we are just “glad” about. The thing about this game is that, when you first start naming things you are really thankful for, your first few answers just sort of scratch the surface ala “The Glad Game.”
As those good thoughts came to me, they were followed by more and more until I lost track of them. I started adding up all the various and sundry events and people who crossed my path in the past year, and I’ve got to tell you it’s downright mind blowing just what a blessed life I get to lead.
Tonight, when things have calmed down and the house is quiet once again. Give yourself a few minutes. think only of the things that are going right in your life. Even if it seems that nothing is going right, if you give it some honest thought. Before you know it, you’ll find that you have far more blessings than you thought.
Happy Thanksgiving. Now, it’s time for some of those turkey sandwiches!
One last turkey induced thought: Was “Comfortably Numb” written after a Thanksgiving dinner?