If you follow Twitter, the news, TV, blogs, or any websites then you’ve by sure gotten the message of what Thanksgiving is about.  Apparently, it’s about one, or more, of three things:

  1. How to not overeat, how many calories are in your meal, and how you should eat healthy (and probably not enjoy Thanksgiving very much)
  2. How many calories are in your food and what the best workout will be to burn it all off preemptively
  3. Black Friday sales and what the best deals are.

What happened to being grateful? What happened to not putting so much emphasis on food and our bodies, and instead focusing on spending time with families and friends? What if we all stepped back and thought more about the things in life we take for granted and took a moment to appreciate them?

I am as guilty as everyone else in that I’ve forgotten this message too, in the past. This year, as last year, I won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, as they are on the other side of the country. It makes me think about how much I wish I could be with them, and appreciate even more the friends I am getting together with who can’t be with their families either.

Yes, I plan to also be very grateful to the chef, the turkey, the football players, and the gym for being open in the morning. There’s no reason not to be. I just ask that we all take a moment to be thankful for one another as well.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


3 thoughts on “Grateful

  1. Well. I hit send before I was done. Missed you at our feast. I even had quadruple quantities if butternut squash and my world famous mashed potatoes. Jason claimed all of the left over dressing/stuffing and yes, it was stuffed in the bird. Dad’s smoked turkey was Awesome- as usual. Amazing news… Dad just bought a new Subaru. Yeah!! No more running the A/C in December to keep the windows from fogging up. And it has heated seats!!!!! Love you. See you in 3ish weeks. Call me on my birthday. Mom OX

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