Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I’m sure that by now you have seen the “Thankful” posts on Facebook with everyone giving thanks for their spouse, children, job, pet, etc. Sure it’s a nice sentiment. But really shouldn't people be grateful all year long?

Call me cynical, but I find the exercise to be a little ridiculous. I’m not saying that it’s not a nice thought… we could all use a little reminder each day to think of what we are thankful for.

My main problem is with the folks who bitch and complain on Facebook 11 of 12 months out of the year, and whine between their thankful posts.

Or miss the point entirely. I’m sorry, but “feeling meh” and a thankful post don't go together to me:

Laura and I were at Punkin Chunkin over the weekend when I went on my rant about the thankful posts. She thinks that it's kinda hard to think of things to be thankful for each day. There are only so many family members and friends to be grateful for. This is inevitably what everyone posts about during the first week, then after that they run out of people and have to start doing some critical thinking.

Then the conversation devolved into talking about how grateful we are for bacon and butter.

Bacon and butter conversations turned into a 30 day thankful for challenge on Instagram. Food thankfulness only. Follow me.

The first few days: bacon, wings, eggs, loaded mashed potatoes.

I am pretty sure that I could find something to be thankful for every single day of the year, so I have a reminder on my phone each day at noon. Each day I'll think about what I'm thankful for. But I’m probably not going to post about it. Or maybe I will. But it won’t be posting about it in November during cliché thankful season.

If I post about being thankful, it will be in March, when it is cold, rainy and muddy, and I’m sick of winter.

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