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Thanksgiving Of Course

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Like today’s blog wouldn’t have been about Thanksgiving.

 

Today’s the day, the day of “the feast”, the most gluttony filled day of days. I bet the devil gives thanks for Thanksgiving because of all the gluttony. Man, I love Thanksgiving!

 

You have to admit, it’s the most glorious holiday of them all. It’s for everybody! No other holiday has so little controversy, hassle, conflict or responsibility.

Whoa! Why’d you throw that turkey baster at me? I’m not talking about being with family that you hate, the fights in the car driving long distances, working your ass off all day cooking, (and some poor people starting at like 2 am), the cleaning afterwards, the pressure to make food for people who would like nothing better than to judge and humiliate you and all of the other horrible and stressful things. I just meant it’s a great holiday for lazy people.

 

It’s the only one that doesn’t require anything of lazy people. It doesn’t really celebrate anything, or does it? If it does, it’s so meaningless that nobody even cares. It’s not like Memorial Day where you can really piss some people off if you’re ignorant. Come to think of it, I’ve never really asked a Native American what they thought of Thanksgiving. Maybe they hate it. Anyway, to mainstream America it’s nothing but family, food and football.

 

This is going to sound soft, I know, but I can’t help it. The thing I like most about Thanksgiving is that it’s a day to give thanks. Seems like that’s a pretty silly and simple thing, but when was the last time any of us really stopped to give thanks for what we have? Just being alive is an awesome thing and definitely something to be thankful for, (unless you’re serving life in prison for a crime you didn’t commit). Taking things for granted has become so normal, so common, that even saying “taken for granted” has become taken for granted. The point is every day we get to walk on the topside of the earth, everyday of air in our lungs and sun on our faces is a blessing. Whether you’re religious or not, you can’t be so ignorant to be blind to the fact that being alive is a good thing. So instead of being mad at Henry for forgetting the can of yams, or belittling Susan for overcooking the casserole, or yelling at Timmy for blocking the television, take a moment to be thankful for everything you have. Believe it or not, you are a very lucky person. I’ll let you make your own list.

 

OK, pecan pie is the thing I love most about Thanksgiving, but be thankful is definitely second.

 

Egg On!

Ramblin’ Rooster

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Written by Ramblin' Rooster

November 28, 2008 at 5:04 am

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