Those of us who are of a 'certain age' might recall writing assignments given to us by our teachers just before Thanksgiving break. We were asked to write a list of things we were thankful for that year. Of course, now in our state of separation of church and state run amok political correctness, I very much doubt public school teachers give this assignment to their students. Nevertheless, I think it's appropriate--even necessary--for all of us to take some time to sit and acknowledge those things in our lives we are grateful for. Now admittedly this year it might take more than the usual, uh, creativity, to come up with a respectable 'gratitude list', yet I feel confident we can all dig deep and do it.
I'll go first.
I am thankful for...
- my faith, my family, my friends, and my country
- wonderful weather for traveling
- great books, good books, bad books--ah, heck--just books!
- a job I love
- four days off from the job I love
And now, duty calls. I am cooking the 'feast' and Young Tom needs basting. Previous turkey attempts resulted in:
- an exploding roasting bag
- leaving the oven on 'time bake'
- roasting the turkey upside down (although I have since learned Rachel Ray recommends this so nah, nah, nah, nah, nah)
So what are you grateful for this Thanksgiving, 2008?
To you and yours a safe, happy, and yummy Thanksgiving.