Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving at the Trolls

A time to be together (Photo credit: martha_chapa95)

I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful Thanksgiving as much as I am. Granted, I won’t enjoy the trademark delicious meal until a little later, but the morning and early afternoon of relaxing, drinking coffee and watching football has been great. And since I’m also up in my fantasy football week—which sounded nerdy even as I was typing it—everything is good.

This Thanksgiving, I have quite a lot to be thankful for. And since I need to post something before I slip into a food coma later—a self-induced food coma, at that—I figured what the heck? Why not list some of these things and ask readers to do the same?

So here we are. And before I begin, I have one request. If you read this article and have the time, please consider posting your own list in the comments section—we’ll say 10 things you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Thanks in advance to those of you who decide to join in!

This year, I am thankful…

  1. For my family, friends, health, employment and every other obligatory thing people normally say in this situation. Except I genuinely mean it, of course
  2. That Obama won the presidential election and Mitt Romney isn’t running the country. Then again, Mitt is still in the news and can’t even go to the movies with his wife without being hounded by the media, so it’s all relative.
  3. For the people who not only take the time to read my blog, but also share their views and cultivate new friendships. You folks truly are the best, and I’m not just saying that. I assure you it’s from the heart.
  4. To be old enough to have some wisdom—a little, at least—yet young enough to have my memories—which we all know won’t last forever.
  5. That Thanksgiving includes three great NFL football games and that for the moment, I am doing great in my weekly fantasy football game. I know, I know. That sounded nerdy as I was writing it.
  6. For my favorite television shows—including “Revolution,” “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory”—and the fact that T.V. is the only entertainment I can really afford. Dang economy.
  7. To have my hair, and it is still growing like a weed. Some of my buddies were unfortunate enough to go bald in high school. More and more of them go bald everyday, as witnessed on Facebook and other social networking sites. I’m sure you all know exactly what I mean.
  8. For Black Friday specials that are also available online because honestly, I’m afraid to venture out on the busiest shopping day of the year. No offense, but those people are crazy!
  9. That Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian or any other B-list, pseudo-celebrity hasn’t been given their own Thanksgiving special. We deserve at least one day’s break, don’t you think?
  10. For the end of this “what I’m thankful for” list. Now it’s your turn!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Posted on November 22, 2012, in Family, Life, Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Hey Scott, I am a day late but technically in my world this would be a month late anyway! I suppose it is better to be thankful everyday instead of just a select few 🙂
    Not sure if I have time to nail off ten things but I will list a few for ya!

    1) would be identical to your number one, family, health, roof over my head. As I get older I think I get more and more thankful for these things as I realize the importance of them.

    2)Being surrounded by funny people, my husband has a wicked sense of humor that constantly has me laughing. Of course it plays over into our children and sometimes I just have to shake my head .

    3)French toast with strawberries and whipped cream…yummm

    4)The wordpress “community” It is wonderful to have developed new friendships with people who love to write or even just read. It has brought a whole other dimension to my life that I never dreamed about. I am grateful for you all!

    5)The nice weather that we WERE having so I could keep running

    6)The snow that we ARE getting so I can soon start skiing

    7)This one may sound geeky, but my public library. For someone who loves to read there is nothing more satisfying than knocking random books off the shelf into my bag. I am sure I will have some sort of e-reader one day but nothing can replace holding a paperback or heavy hardcover in your hands, the weight, the smell, the texture of the pages.

    8)I might get boo-ed for this one too- no hockey on TV. I followed the Canucks a little just because I am a BC girl, but I really don’t care for hockey! We have been watching more and more football as of late, after following two seasons sporadically of football I would take it any day over hockey!

    9)The fact that my job allows me time to do such things as type lengthy comments on posts 🙂

    10)That I don’t have to put up with the Black Friday crap (except through media outlets). In an isolated town of 8000 people I think any door crashers might have 5 or ten people, that is if they even existed around here, which they don’t.

    There ya go….my ten for today!

    • Those were awesome, Kara, and I really appreciate you sharing. I’ll hit you back soon, too. Just got tied up with family and hunkering down during Black Friday, too. LOL

  2. Ok, my list:
    1. I’m thankful for my daughter – she is my reason to live, without her I wouldn’t bother.
    2. I’m thankful for my Mum being my Mum, she is getting on now and won’t be around for much longer, plus we don’t even live in the same country but she is always and has always been there for me and mine.
    3. I’m thankful my Dad died in his sleep, free of pain finally.
    4. I’m thankful I live in a democracy.
    5. I’m thankful I don’t suffer from either a mental or physical disability.
    6. I’m thankful I live in an age where the capability of medical science to repair me is high.
    7. I’m thankful for those people who know me or have known me for their friendship, for some it was fleeting, for others it has lasted through all my adult life.
    8. I’m thankful I don’t live in America or am an American.
    9. I’m thankful that despite the political, economic or social situation in my part of the world I have more than enough food to eat, clean water to drink, money, a home to live in, I’m safe, secure and snug – like a fly in shit.
    10. I’m thankful for the technology that allows me to write this, having been prompted by an American whose focus in being thankful is American foosball, crap TV and stuffing his face whilst millions around the world cannot get enough to eat or find a decent bit of clean drinking water.

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