I have a long (yet typical) list of things to be thankful for this year. I feel truly blessed, and deeply grateful to have things like a great job, wonderful boyfriend, and the best family ever.
*PHEW* I'm glad that's out of the way. Because what I'm most thankful for at Thanksgiving is this AWESOME holiday. I am so glad we have one day a year where we're not celebrating when we're supposed to be somber. Every time Memorial Day or Veterans Day (or a host of other days) rolls around I just end up feeling guilty for thinking about sales and salads when I should be thinking about sacrifice. I appreciate the thought behind these types of holidays, but isn't it a tad ironic that we spend Labor Day lounging? Wouldn't it make more sense to take off, say Celebration of Life Week (Jan 1-7), or International Eat an Apple Day (conveniently observed on my birthday...Sept 17th. I like food gifts)?
I like that there's not a secret Thanksgiving meaning. The name couldn't be more self-explanatory, or more joyous! Come. Give Thanks. (and EAT!) So I'm grateful to be feelin' the love, feedin the folks, and frolicking through the posts at Uncomfortable Moments with Putin this Thanksgiving!