Thanksgiving Day is approaching, America. 🦃 The time of year to reflect on things and people in your life to be thankful for; chief among them, elastic waistbands.
Because, no doubt, you’re gonna be shoveling in a lot of tasty food. If your family is like mine, they make absolutely certain there is no possibility whatsoever of running out of vittles. Even if a hundred guests come over.
I’m reasonably sure Thanksgiving is a holiday that was created by the makers of Rolaids.
Anyways, as you gather this year with the ones you love, (or the ones you don’t, but were forced to be with, anyway) here are a few things on which to ponder:
Exactly who and what am I thankful for?
If they’re people, do I ever tell them I’m thankful for them?
Am I thankful all the time, or just one day a year?
Do I ever give anyone reason to be thankful for me?
Am I sure I’ve got no room for one more slice of pie?
Where has Dak Prescott been all my life? (Go, Cowboys!!)
Seriously, though, I hope all of you get to spend some quality time with people who are special to you, and truly enjoy the pleasure of each other’s company. (Might want to avoid the political discussions this year, though. 😬) If you’re driving somewhere, be careful on the road. If you’re flying somewhere, I sincerely hope you have no baggage to claim. If everybody’s coming to your place, stock up on Charmin.
One thing you should NOT be thankful for: retail stores that start their Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day.
All those workers deserve a day home with their families, and to deny them that is to demonstrate just how greedy and heartless these retailers are. I’m not giving any of them my business on Thursday, and I hope you don’t, either.
In fact, why don’t we just eliminate Black Friday, altogether? I mean, nearly every one of them begins with some poor shopper getting trampled to death by a mob in front of a store when it opens its doors. It’s just insane. Honestly, stores, if you’re that dependent on one really big sales day, your prices are obviously too freakin’ high the rest of the year.
Put that on your register and scan it!
Well, enough about that, friends. I’d like to wish y’all a Happy (urp) Thanksgiving. 🙂
Don’t let the grandkids club each other with the turkey legs.🍗
And if liquor is part of your celebration, please designate a driver so everyone stays safe.
Bless you all. I’m putting on my stretch pants.