Thanksgiving 2011 looks a lot like my review for 2010. So just
hit the rewind button and here it is all over again. Thanksgiving
2011 features more foreclosures, job losses, unemployment for
new graduates, gridlock in Congress and fun stuff like that.
Thanksgiving in perspective
But, for the rest of 2011, let's keep an eye on Occupy Wall Street.
Oh, yeah, there's a cause with teeth. In fact my stomach may become
too full with Occupy Wall Street news this year and I'll have to
unloosen my top belt buckle and take a nap due to tryptophan being
emitted from my big flat screen TV.
As an early year in review, let's also talk about the two evil
people in the world who were gunned down this year including Osama
Bin Laden and Moammar Gadhafi. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
No, semi-seriously though, this Thanksgiving 2011 we have a lot
to be thankful for. And for instance, Lindsay Lohan has defied
multiple court orders and sent to rehab multiple times. Perhaps
now she'll get the help she needs at the new Brittany Spears Treatment
Amy Winehouse and Steven Jobs are in their premature but final
resting places. RIP. Not a good thing, but a reality check here.
Hmnn, let's talk about some of the good things to be thankful
for this Thanksgiving season so that you can say a really outstanding
prayer at the table.
How about thank you for the Apple iPhone 4S? How about a little
thanks to the Big Guy in the Sky that Conan O'Brien found a home
on TBS? Oh, no I guess that was so 2010. How about a round of
applause that Michael Jackson died peacefully in his sleep? Well,
not that he died. But, that he died in a non-violent manner. And,
his doctor was convicted.. I guess that's nothing to clap about,
so just forget this one. Let's move on.
Captain Sully saved that airplane on the Hudson River. Oh, no
that was two years ago in 2009. So, I'm now Googling top news
stories of 2011 and am not having much luck.
What good did happen this year to be thankful for? The Royal
Wedding of Prince William with Miss Catherine Middleton. Yes,
the Royal Wedding. This is one good, positive thing that happened
In difficult times like these it is important to look to other
countries for our good news, especially one like Great Britain
that doesn't even celebrate Thanksgiving.
How about Indian gaming? Is this making a comeback? That would
be a good reason the celebrate Thanksgiving in 2011. It's good
to know that maybe we've been giving a little back since taking
a lot from them a long time ago.
Well, anyway, I guess you'll have to find your own personal meaning
in Thanksgiving this year, as in every year. You see Thanksgiving
is not really about the big things in life. It's about the small
things we are all thankful for like family and friends. And perhaps
dogs eating peanut butter. But, I digress.
Thanksgiving is about taking note of the happy moments in our
life and the people and animals, vegetables and minerals in these
moments and giving thanks. Now, let's nod our heads and pray.