Feeling Gratitudinal

I hope that you are able to gather with your family this week and find peace and joy in the time spent together. It really is a special time of year.

Ahhhhhhh, it’s that time of year again. With a chill in the air and the year beginning to wind down, Americans gather together with their families to celebrate a time-honored tradition: giving thanks.

And stuffing our faces while binging on NFL games for an entire day, all while we yell at our “loved” ones because of their differing political views before we wake up at ridiculous hours the next morning so we can throw our money at whatever stores have the stuff we want.

Honestly, Thanksgiving-themed blog posts are hard to write. You can either write the nice, thoughtful post (paragraph 1) or the edgy, biting post that serves as a social commentary (paragraph 2). All of it has been over-played, and much like a wedding toast, it’s nearly impossible to be original.

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