posted on Nov, 24 2010 @ 02:32 PM
Every year, on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, there crawls from the woodwork a million little voices screaming about observances they don’t either
understand or appreciate and sure don't respect.
Well, I just thought I’d see if I could offer a few opinions on the subject before it devolves into the annual morass of insults and abuse that so
regrettably falls upon ATS.
(Note: I really had no idea where this fit so... I planted it here. Please feel free to re-pot in more fertile soil if such exists.)
First… and speaking for myself, I don’t celebrate turkey day, consumerism day, pilgrim’s day or gluttony day. Thanksgiving is about joining with
family and friends to show appreciation for life’s blessings. You don’t have to be American or Christian or a specific race, gender or religion to
say thanks to someone. All that is really required is to step away – for just a moment - from our smug little social comfort zones and our political
polarizations... to break bread with those whom we care for.
It’s just that simple.
There is so much in life that we completely miss until later when so much of that life itself has already passed us by. But... you don’t have to
wait for that.
In fact, you are invited… and all you have to do is to say thank-you to some one, or for some thing... and then if you have a moment, stop and share
the meal. It is entirely symbolic but it can also taste pretty damned good, too.
Happy Thanksgiving to all here at ATS. May you always have something in your life to be thankful for.