GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE...
( and I'm in color!)
Well, here we are, another Thanksgiving is upon us. It's time to give thanks for ... hum -m-m-m...
Now, I can say this because I'm a cat...but you humans don't seem to be doing too well these days. What with all the political wrangling you can't seem to get a bridge built or a road fixed. You are fighting multiple wars that never seem to end. You have more homeless children than ever before and more people living in poverty even though they are sometimes working two jobs You are gutting the planet with fracking and drilling and deforestation, all so that you can drive farther in bigger cars, pay less for oil and buy more stuff that we all know you really don't need. You wring your hands when there is yet another school shooting but do nothing to prevent the next one and you think that just because you say that racism no longer exists because "hey we have an African American President don't we?", that somehow makes it true. So you dissect voting rights, let corporations throw billions of dollars at whoever they want and then you cry when the election process is a joke so you don't vote at all...
OK, OK...let's start over...
It's almost Thanksgiving! It's the time of year we reflect on our humble little lives and give thanks for all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.
We eat too much and watch a lot of sporty type games. We argue with Uncle Harold about politics and why in Gods name is it so hard to get background checks for guns? And he reminds us that President Obama is sending more and more troops into Iraq...then we all settle back for another piece of Aunt Lucy's pumpkin pie, even though none of us really needs another piece and discuss why Stewart isn't married yet, Gwen hasn't gotten that promotion and why Margaret is such a bi**h.
At the end of the evening we go about gathering up our coats and hats as we head for the door on our long way home. We curse the traffic and the weather and swear that next year we will make some excuse not to join in the festivities.
But here's the thing...no matter how much we bi**h and moan about it all, there is something about this time of year that makes us better people. If only for a few weeks. We smile a little easier, we give a little more to others and for all intents and purposes we are a little happier with the world in general. For those few weeks we see the better part of people and we are better people and the world is a better place.
Wouldn't it be great if this year we could manage to make it last a little bit longer than for those few weeks in November and December...now wouldn't that be something?
Just don't forget about that first paragraph for too long, OK?
Something to think about on this Thanksgiving holiday: The number of homeless children in this country has risen dramatically; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/17/child-homelessless-us_n_6169994.html
Take a minute and go to the link and tell congress to pass the Homeless Children And Youth Act;
And here are three links where you can help out if you are feeling the holiday giving spirit nudge you; http://nationalhomeless.org/
Have a truly happy Thanksgiving!
Noodle and crew
We are thankful for all that we have and for those who help others. Happy Thanksgiving Noodle!ReplyDelete
Crikey Noodle .... you sure said it, aye?? It's the same here ..... must be worldwide!! Here's hoping we can all make the good cheer continue throughout the year. I have my doubts though but we'll be doin' our best.ReplyDelete
Being thankful always helps me to have a better day!ReplyDelete
Well Noodle we twy not to fink 'bout da bads, any time of da year. Twuff is fanksgivin' will come and go and we in ow house will giv god fanks fur da roof over ow heads and each udder and all ow wunnewful furiends. Mommy will then open da special can of noms dat she splurged to buy Lexi and me and split it tween us. Later she'll play wiff us and laff wiff joy dat weez boff havin' a gweat tme, all da while she's not eaten in days. and it's not just today but everyday cuz hers falls fwu da cwacks. Too old fur this help, too yung fur dat. Didn't and can't hav childwen and lives in too small a town fur help fwum soup kitchens and da likes. But yous know what? Weez not care, cuz at da end of da day we will all crawl into bed togedder and weflect on ow day and be gwatefull we had anudder day togedder to spend wiff all ow furiends. :) Happy Fanksgivin' to yous and yous furmily.ReplyDelete
Luv ya' bunches
Dezi and Lexi
We have so much to be thankful for here at our house. Our thoughts and purrayers go out to those in need.ReplyDelete
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day, furriends.
Well said.......giving thanks for what WE have is easy but putting aside "we" and thinking about everyone else and what the world should be thankful for somehow is a bit tougher. There is much sadness to be seen - and heard. Focusing on the positive during the holidays is grand but compared to the REST of the year, it's just a drop in the bucket.......................ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam
Happy Thanksgiving to you! Ours was in October, of course. But the same issues apply here, even though our political system is a little different. Child poverty has increased, developers and heads of corporations and politicians make more and more $, the gap between poor and rich widens...and on it goes. We think there needs to be alternative media, something that showcases all the good that people do that seems to go unnoticed with the overwhelming slant on the negative. Because there IS a lot of good, people working quietly behind the scenes to help, in whatever fashion suits them best, in small ways and big ways. It just goes unnoticed, sadly.ReplyDelete
Anyway, may you remember your blessings, no matter how small. Peace and purrs. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving, friends. In spite of the crazy world we're living in there is still much to be thankful for :)ReplyDelete
My husband and I were just discussing that despite having a black president, there is still racism ( ex: Ferguson trial)- so sad. Have a happy Thanksgiving and be thankful at what a lucky kitty you are-there are so many homeless ones.ReplyDelete
May all our wishes and purrarys for love, understanding, tolerance, hope, be granted!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving. We are happy and thankful for blogs like yours that make humans maybe think a little about our world and how it could change and maybe do something about it!
noodle.....trust uz....we IZ gonna b***th bout de bass terd turkee burd, after all, itz what we due best N for that, we iz thanx full ~~ ??? !!!ReplyDelete
oh kay then
heerz two a grate week oh end with plentee oh pie, spuds & NOE BURD ♥
We already had our Thanksgiving, up here in Canada, last month but I'm still thankful that I have my peeps and my fur-fam and an occasional treat. Oh, and nip! Gotta be thankful for the nip, for sure.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving Noodle xxxx Big thank you for the hugs Archie is going to vets this afternoon xxReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving, Noodle! - Crepes.ReplyDelete
A Very Happy and Nommy Thanksgiving Day to from all of us ~ Ayla, Iza, Marley, and The Big ThingReplyDelete
And we agree with the thoughts in your post too.