Thanksgiving will soon be upon us. Visions of Turkey, dressing. yams and green bean casserole come to mind, and don’t forget the picture perfect pumpkin pie. This is the day we dress up, sit around an antique lace tablecloth, with some long dead relative china adorning the properly set table.


No? That’s not your Thanksgiving? Mine either. Break out the paper plates, plastic silverware, cups and napkins. The tablecloth could either be a linen actually designed for that task or a freshly laundered bedsheet. Don’t look at me like that, you know you’ve done that too. So set out the oxtails, Cornish hens, ham, dressing, mac n cheese, greens and whatever else comes to mind. Wear your stretchy pants and prepare to give thanks.


Why give thanks? How about showing appreciation for what you have and not taking the people you have in your life for granted.


Because no matter how much I dislike certain members of my family, they are my family.


I could be homeless.


Without family, or friends.

I could be terminally ill.

Locked up.

In a mental hospital.

I could be dead


And the list could go on and on. There’s nothing wrong with turning off the TV, silencing your cell phones, and showing appreciation for those around you. Life is short. Stop and give thanks.

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