Happy Thanksgiving!

Here in the U.S., today is Thanksgiving.  Different people in the U.S. see this holiday in different ways.  Some see it as an excuse to cram as much food as they possibly can into their bodies, then spend the evening hours moaning about how miserable they are.  Others genuinely delight in a day to spend with family and friends.  Still others find it a great opportunity for a drunk-fest.  For some, it is almost a religious holiday, for others it is more about planning for black Friday shopping.

As I pondered what to write about this Thanksgiving, thinking it would be right and proper to keep my post free of politics, I tossed a number of ideas out the window after brief consideration.  I went back and looked at the post I wrote last Thanksgiving … here’s a link if you wish to re-read it, for it was a far nicer post than this one is likely to be and … it has cartoons!.  I put fingers to keyboard and tried a post about the happy things in life … yes, there are many … but it sounded canned, scripted.  I threw that one out and put fingers to keyboard again, trying this time for humour, but it was dry and brittle.  Delete.  And after several false starts, I concluded that I will just settle for wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving … but before I go …

I would, however, like to take this opportunity to say something to those of you who read this blog.  Three years ago, if anybody had told me that some of the best friends I would have would be those I had never met, I would have said they were nuts.  Today, I must say that you guys are among my most treasured friends.  Each and every one of you have become such an important part of my day.  I look forward to your comments, and to reading your blogs, though I don’t get to them as often as I would like. Some of you always make me laugh, others reel me back in when I go too deep into the rabbit hole.  Still others always give me a reason to think about things from another angle, or ponder that which I have never pondered.  And all of you have contributed to keeping this blog afloat, for you will never know how many times I have thought it was just a dumb blog, that I was preaching to the choir, or as Hugh says, ‘spitting in the wind’, and asked myself why I bother.  But the encouragement and many hugs I get from everybody here on WordPress has kept me going.  I just want to thank you all for your support, let you know that you are at the top of my “List of Things to be Thankful For”, and I love you all.

And now, I shall settle for wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

And I shall go chop some …onions-celery… to make …

stuffing … to put in the turkey

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