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