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Thanksgiving: A Step in the Right Direction

Submitted by Maya Burkenroad on November 28, 2010 – 1:25 amComments

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Any holiday that involves stuffing one’s face while  ensuring that you don’t eat too much,  so that you  are intoxicated enough to deal with your family - well, is one that makes me get introspective.  The balancing act made me really think about what I am thankful for this year. And here is a truncated list….

I am thankful for my innate ability to know right away whether I am going to like someone or not (saves a lot of empty words and awkward hugs that just don’t need to happen.)

I am thankful for still having the desire to read peoples’ thoughts on something that does not resemble a computer. I am talking to you kindle reader. You disgust me.  But bless your heart.

I am thankful that I can carry a tune along with a song on the radio. This makes for far less uncomfortable road trips for passengers in my car.

I am thankful that I am able to discern between a douchebag and an asshat. I don’t want to hang out with either, but worst case scenario I know who to choose.

I am thankful for my skills in Internet stalking.   It’s safety first people, always safety first.

But most of all, I am thankful for having a voice. One that people may not always want to listen to (and for that we have sound canceling headphones), but a voice that sometimes has some good thoughts and the occasional good idea or three. And yes I am also thankful for my humility…

This day does make me think about that which I am truly thankful for.  And I am truly thankful for the people around me - family and friends, who, if I wrote facebook statuses, would make me want to write “Life is Great.”

Hats off to you thanksgiving. Thanks for making me remember to be thankful. And for encouraging me to use a thesaurus next time….

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