Luke Danes: Shouldn't we give thanks first?
Jess Mariano: Thanks for what?
Luke Danes: Well, that we're not Native Americans who got their land stolen in exchange for smallpox infested blankets.
Lorelai Gilmore: Amen.
Thank you, Gilmore Girls, for your wonderful view on Thanksgiving.
When you think about it, though, that's what Thanksgiving is for the most part. Most people prepare for the Thanksgiving meal for hours (or even days), have family over, go around the table and name a few things they're thankful for, share a few laughs, eat a ton of food, and then go shopping at 4 am the next morning.
While I usually thank people multiple times when they do anything for me, I don't feel as though I come off as thankful often enough. And though I'm more aware of the positive and happy things that I'm thankful for, I am also thankful for my struggles and experiences that seem terrible at the time. Because they make me a better and stronger person.
But I'm not going to talk about the latter. I'm going to list some positive things I'm thankful for.
My acceptable writing ability.
Crafts to occupy me when I'm stressed.
The Fall of Troy.
People who give me the opportunity to listen to them.
Learning and college.
Sour Patch Kids.
Authors who write amazing books for me to read.
The way I was brought up.
Times when I can relax.
...Just to name a few.
And these are just the simple things.
Writing all of those down makes me feel happier, too. There's just something about acknowledging positivity that boosts your spirit.
Besides focusing on what I'm thankful for, Thanksgiving also makes way for.... BLACK FRIDAY.
Yes, I am one of those insane people who lines up at the crack of dawn to get a free snowglobe and a handful of deals for Christmas presents. With my mommy. It's absolutely chaotic but I actually really enjoy it (most of the time. When I'm not super antsy about huge crowds and manic mothers) because of the excitement level.
However, I definitely would NOT want to be a retail employee on Black Friday (sorry, Alice!). I think I would probably have a constant panic attack until I got trampled by an caffeine-crazed, doorbuster-fueled mob of customers.
Kind of weird how all that insanity is linked with Thanksgiving and Christmas, huh?
Well anyway, I'm kind of freaked out by all the sirens that just started and people are making me antsy (like how I'll be on Black Friday!) so I think I'm going to make this a short one and let you go. I'll write you a novel in two weeks, kay?
Let me know if any of you guys have fun or interesting Thanksgiving traditions, and also let me know what you're thankful for!
I'm thankful for all of you, loves.
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving.
P.S. I'm also thankful for this picture and the giggles it caused me.