As the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving is fully upon us now it’s important to stop and reflect on the whole point of this particular holiday. It’s so easy to lose sight of what’s really important about Turkey Day with family, and travel, and friends, and food, and football. What’s the point of we don’t really stop and actually give thanks?
I have so much to be thankful for. I’m thankful for my good health (knock on wood), I’m thankful I have a job and can pay my bills, and I’m also thankful for my mom. She did a hell of a job raising me and compensating for an alcoholic and abusive sperm-donor of a biological guardian. I’m thankful I can be an out and proud gay man. I’m thankful for all of my good, loyal friends and I’m thankful for Queer Landia. I’m thankful for Jim, Nate, Tom, Mitzi, Travis, and Jamie. I’m also thankful for a great 2013.
Some of the most miserable people I have ever met in life were those that were genuinely ungrateful souls. There are a lot of things that can make you ugly on the inside and not having the ability or capacity to be thankful for all the good things in your life can truly make one hideous. Want to know a miserable person? Spend time around someone who is always complaining or griping and never appreciates anyone or anything around them. If you don’t do anything else this Turkey Day, for crying out loud, be thankful.