I used to joke that I didn’t need a holiday to over eat, that I could do that all year long. I suppose the same could be said for ‘giving thanks’.
It’s nice that we pause, for one day in our lives, to give thanks (and to over eat and drink, yell across the table with loved ones, then sloth-out on the couch and watch football) but shouldn’t we do that all year long? Give thanks, that is.
So, like it or not, here are a few things I’m grateful for. . .and a few things I’m not so grateful for:
A good story
YouTube and creative comedy
Bass (the beat to shake your rump to, not the fish, or the instrument, but those are cool too)
Those free return address stickers I keep getting in the mail with a nickel
The wild world web
The ability to talk like a hard-core gangsta though I’m a middle-aged, white girl
Not having been to prison
SNL musical parodies
Time travel (when it’s discovered I’m gonna be super grateful–actually I just want to be able to fly somewhere without it taking all day)
NOT SO GRATEFUL FOR:
The cost of a lift ticket
Things that don’t work that SHOULD
That mailmen don’t have more stylish uniforms
Music app commercials—just let us listen to the music, geez, I’m not changing car insurance!
Awkward sunburns (unless it happens to someone else, like my younger brothers, then they’re kind of fun)
The notorious Soccer Player “Flop” to draw a call. Come on guys, we’re losing potential fans!
The neighbor that parks their car so we can’t get in to our garage
Finding a human tooth in a sandwich once
So while this is the month of gratitude, let’s keep it going all year long!