Today I resolved to be thankful, and I’ve spent the day making a list of things to be thankful for. My main problem is, I don’t know who to thank for the things I’m thankful for. Sure, I know we’re supposed to be grateful to God, Whatever that is. Already I guess you can see my problem.
I decided not to let that stop me. I’ll be thankful, and let God, Fate, the Universe, Accidents of Birth and Genetics sort it all out amongst themselves and decide who gets credit for what.
First on my list is, I’m glad I’m not a turkey. If I were, I’d be giving thanks that I’m not a turkey from Alaska. Otherwise, I’m giving thanks that…
…it’s Clementine season! Yesterday was the first time I saw them for sale, and I’d forgotten that besides having a fire in the fireplace, Clementines are another great thing about winter.
…that I have two eyes and can see out of both of them. That I can walk. That I have a job. That I have a house to have a fireplace in. That I have a wonderful sister and special friends, and the companionship of four very special animals (aka “Fakefamily”). I’m thankful I’m alive to be thankful.
There are probably fifty other things I could name, but I find there’s only so much thankfulness I can manage in one day. Plus, I think it’s best to keep things simple.
However you spent your day, I hope that you were thankful for it.