Today is American Thanksgiving. I am thankful today, and everyday, for only one thing. That I was one of the lucky ones that was born smart.
I used to take that for granted, but now that I have some life experience and realize that most are not, I appreciate that I have been given that. I am not being arrogant here (although it sounds like that and you can think it if you like), I really am glad I was blessed. We all get certain things, and lack other things, and I have lots of flaws, so there is a trade off. This is what god gave me.
I like to think that I am smart enough to figure out that I should be thankful everyday, for being smart, and getting to eat, having a roof over my head, for all the great things in life. Mostly, just for getting to live life and having life. Not everyone gets to keep that, and do it healthily. I have lost many friends along the way and I have never really suffered or wanted for anything. I have never been hungry one day in my life, experienced extreme violence, been homeless or close to it. I have always had excellent health. I have a pretty decent sense of humor. I am very thankful, every day for all of those things.
When Christmas comes, it has no bearing on me. I try to love everyone all the time, not just on Christmas day. A lot of the time, I don't anyway, so one day is not going to change that, one way or the other. I am the type that doesn't get told what to do, and when to do it, so it is pointless anyway. Wont work. Telling me to celebrate something on a specific day is like telling the fox not to raid the hen house because the hens need to live too.
On Valentines day, I don't get overly romantic. Or romantic at all. I don't feel the need to tell one person I love and cherish them more on that particular day, just because a bunch of candy makers, flower sellers and movie makers want to make a bigger profit.
I am thankful that I can see through the mind control, the bullshit and persuasion.
Thanks, for that. Thank God for that.