People take things for granted -- it's just human nature. That's why I'm okay with Thanksgiving as a holiday, no matter how politically incorrect it is. I know that there was never any happy little Thanksgiving feast where the pilgrims and the Indians sat down together, held hands, and sang "Kumbaya." For one thing, the much-lauded pilgrims were actually self-righteous, priggish jerkoffs who were responsible for massacring the local natives. By another account, the first Thanksgiving in actuality marked the failure of William Bradford's attempts at a communist community. (I wonder if Joseph McCarthy knew that his "one nation, under God" had its roots in communism?)
But wait, I'm getting sidetracked. I'm not okay with the myth of Thanksgiving, but I am okay with the holiday itself. I think it is good to remind people to appreciate what they have in their lives.
So without further ado, this is what I am thankful for this year:
* A wonderful husband... whom I married in a beautiful 1920s-themed wedding earlier this year
* The career I've always wanted... for which I don't have to dress up, drive in rush hour, or deal with office politics
* A happy, healthy horse... who is learning more every day
* A beautiful home... that we own
* ...And pretty much everything else in our lives. We have wonderful families, pets, and lives. What more can I say?
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thanksgiving: A reminder
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