Ah, Thanksgiving. The day where we gather with friends and family to stuff ourselves with food, watch a football game, and then fall asleep on the couch. The day where we blame tryptophan for making us sleepy when it’s really that fact that we either ate or drank ourselves into oblivion. The day where you wear that old pair of elastic waistband pants—and thank goodness it also has a button that can be undone for the car ride home. Admit it, you’ve done the button thing too, haven’t you?
Mom and I decided not to do a big thanksgiving feast this year because we didn’t think it would be fair to Dad to put out a big spread when he can’t participate in the gorging. That and we have very little free time. Luckily, Mom has friends who took pity on us and provided a mini feast.
Yum. Thank you, friends of Mom.
Let’s not forget the true meaning of this holiday—being thankful for the relationships in our lives that make our lives worth living. People are often thankful for nice houses, fancy cars, careers, etc. But imagine that no one else existed on the planet but you. Would any of that still be worth anything? As much of an introvert as I am, I still think that connecting with people is what life is all about, and we should be thankful for that privilege every single day. I’ve spouted plenty of crazy ideas around here (showering in a sink, creating under-floor storage, etc.) but I think this one is pretty sound. Do you agree?
Speaking of showering in sinks …
Running water! I almost can’t believe it. It seemed impossible eight months ago. I had no idea where to start, or what to do. It just goes to show you that anything (well, almost anything) can be accomplished when you decide you want it bad enough—and have people around to help you.