Monday, November 19, 2012

And what I say to that is, Amen

A little giving of thanks is lovely this time of year, but it's also wonderful if it's incorporated all throughout the year too. Think about it folks, we have many things to be thankful for. Even the miniscule, doesn't-seem-to-count-as-much stuff, matters.
Like many others, I have a large bird defrosting in my refrgerator right now, in preparation for the annual feast on Thursday. There are those that don't have that, some don't even have a refrigerator because they don't have a home of their own.

When I woke up this morning, I had coffee while I got ready for work, thinking about the fact that there are so many people looking for jobs right now. The woe-is-me Monday haters that post in social media about their lack of enjoyment for their current positions at work make me shake my head at times. It's okay to have a bad day every once in a while, I mean, I don't want to, but it's allowed, because life is not always perfection. But I will never complain that Monday arrived and I have to go to work. I'm grateful that I woke up today, and that I have a job to go to, I certainly don't wish for the alternative.

I really DO think the holidays are the "most wonderful time of the year", but I know that many don't agree with me. I always wonder, what has happened in their lives that made them lose the magic of it all?
I chuckle at this quote, because I love Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang;

"We've got ANOTHER holiday to worry about. It seems Thanksgiving Day is upon us" -Charlie Brown.
Of course I will be watching The Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special this Wednesday night, I never miss it, and I HAVE the DVD. Aside from the humor in his statement, I think many people feel this way about the holidays. Another something to worry about. It makes me sad, but I know that everyone has their own story so I don't try to force my feelings about the subject on them.

The same way that I don't force any of my other beliefs on anyone (religious or otherwise). All I ask that I am treated the same way that others that don't share my beliefs, expect to be treated.

Linus tells the Thanksgiving story quite well I say:

"In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: 'We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice."

And what I say to that is,

Happy Thanksgiving to you my friends,

PS I'm brining the turkey this year, should be quite delicious. But Thanksgiving Breakfast at Tiffany's shall be homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee and juice. I suppose I could add my moms mimosa recipe in there.....oh twist my arm why don't you.


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