If you live in the U.S. or are an American expatriate, or just happen to like celebrating the American holiday Thanksgiving, you are probably recovering from your turkey coma and now gearing up for the December holidays. Then there are those of you who have been up since all night to sit in line for all the Black Friday sales. All I can say is that: You. Are. Brave.
Me? Well I’m recovering from making dinner for 15 people and will probably catch a movie or some other activity with the family members who are still in town. To put it lightly, I’m rather exhausted. I am feeling grateful for all that has happened this year- the good and the bad and not just because this is the time of year when we are supposed to remember to
But mostly because it really has been a good year, even with the lulls in my work schedule. Now it seems like I’m going to end the year with plenty to do and I’m trying to psych myself up for it. December, here I come!
One last thought on this month’s theme of “goodwill”: It’s so easy to forget about the less fortunate at this time of year. We get caught up in the hubbub of buying gifts and magnificent feasts – all with the people we love, or don’t love in some cases. But we don’t always remember the people in the rest of the world that are stuck in terrible circumstances and that have no way out of it unless we help them from wherever we are.
The New York Times – Video
So thank you to people like Bob and other celebrities who yield their fame for the greater good and not just to make themselves wealthier.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone – wherever you are, and may we always be grateful for what we have.