It may seem bizarre that given I have only celebrated Thanksgiving for the past 10 years of my life, that it would be my favorite holiday. But it really is! Too many holidays are becoming overly commercialized, but Thanksgiving has (for the most part) retained just being about family, good food, and a little gratitude.
Tomorrow is a different story, as the crowds take over the stores for bargain deals on Black Friday. If today is about being thankful and having good manners, then tomorrow is the polar opposite! (And that is why my xmas shopping is ALWAYS completed well ahead of December!) Rude people really get on my nerves. And crowds tend to freak me out. So put my in a crowd of rude people, and I am not a happy camper (unless I come home with my 42 inch plasma TV for $199!) But somehow I don't think I'll be camping out at midnight for any goodies this year.
Given the current state of the world, I really do have so much to be thankful for! It's been a good year for me, and I am well aware of how lucky I am :) I met the love of my life, adopted the worlds most adorable dog, will get to fly to see my family in less than a month, have a job that I adore, spend my days surrounded by wonderful friends and coworkers, and make a significant difference to the world each and every day! What is there not to be thankful for?!?
To all of my family and friends, THANK YOU for enriching my life. Now go enjoy your turkey dinner! (Unless of course you are in the UK, in which case, you'll need to drool and wait for Christmas to enjoy your turkey dinner!) All the same, we can all find a little something to be thankful for, and we should each and every day.
|Mina is thankful for sweet potatoes! :)|