My oven is cooking pumpkin pie (or, My ode to things unsaid)

by Rebecca A. Watson on November 23, 2007

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November 22, 2007 – Thursday

It’s 11 a.m. and I have spent more time on the phone today than I have in weeks. I am not kidding! What a crazy time talking to the relatives. I love it. As much as I dislike the holidays, I really enjoy Thanksgiving because all you do is eat and watch football. Of course let’s not forget the true meaning of the holiday, which is to share what we have and be grateful for it all. I’m pretty sure none of us do this well. (I’ll get off my soapbox now.)

And so, I propose this: Thanksgiving resolutions! It may not be time to turn over a new leaf for the new year, but I’m going to resolve to be more grateful. I’ve had this mentality that I could die at any time so I better do whatever I can to enjoy life now. I dig that, but I think it could be keeping me from noticing what I already have and how great that is.

Feasibly, I could be grateful for everything that happens and everything I have, but that seems a little too much even for someone as optimistic as myself. I’m not Pollyanna! I keep thinking It goes without saying that I’m grateful for… but maybe it doesn’t. So that is my resolution: assume that nothing goes without saying.

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