The time has come to celebrate one of my all-time favorite holidays. Thanksgiving ranks highly because there’s so very much food, so very many amazing desserts (hey, my family can REALLY cook and bake), and so many things that are worth reflecting on and giving thanks for. Thus, in celebrated Vintage tradition, I give you the 11th Annual Thanksgiving Post of Things I’m Thankful For.
1. My Job
I was thankful for my job last year, and I’ll remain so this year. It isn’t always easy to own and operate a business singlehandedly, but I do manage. I do this even as the American economy remains rocky, although now firmly in a (very slow) recovery. Unemployment remains high and the prospects of improvement remain murky. In a climate like this, any job is a good job, and any work is dignity. So, thank god I am employed and able to fund my lavish lifestyle.
2. The Obama Reelection and Liberal Resurgence
Things really did look grim for America’s liberals and its Democratic Party just a year ago. But here we are, about to celebrate Thanksgiving, and gearing up for the second inauguration ceremony for one Barack H. Obama. Yay! With gay marriage equality advancing and Democrats cementing their Senate majority, things are looking good for me, my family, and my friends.
3. The “Family”
I am of course thankful for my family — parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins (one, in particular, who just recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor) — but I am also thankful for MY “family,” or the beginnings of one. Sure, we’ve had our share of fights (whether it’s one of us saying something mean, or a certain cat trying to eat the window treatments), but we’ve gotten though those things. With more good days than bad, we decided to take a big step forward this year and split our winter holidays between our two extended families. Love is good.
4. My Friends
Bad days at work, bad fights at home, and bad drivers during the commute, are all easy to conquer when you have a good network of friends. I am, as always, thankful for my closest friends and the way that they so effortlessly and notably elevate the quality of my life. I could not do all that I do without that type of love and support. Simple as that.
Go Be Thankful for Something!
Everyone has something to be thankful for, and there is no better day than today to give thanks and appreciate all that this year has brought with it. And then go get some dessert. And then line up for the $78 LED TV that goes on sale at 10 p.m. See you all in line!