Day 069: I Think That I’m Thankful
On this Thanksgiving, there’s a couple of things I should be thankful for. I could say that life has been good to me. Even though this year has been incessantly terrible, there’s been some things that I would consider nice. I never imagined that the worst year ever could have so many surprises and counted blessings.
I‘m thankful for our collective health. Even though this country has been ravaged by this covid pandemic/coronavirus, it could be a lot worse for Rachel and I. All things considered, we have been relatively healthy. There’s been some scares for sure, but none of them developed into a debilitating sickness. In years prior, we have faced different kinds of challenges, but I’m thankful this year has been scare-free.
I’m thankful for family recipes. I wouldn‘t be able to navigate this cooking otherwise. Whether it be the stuffing sitting in the crock pot or the broccoli cheese ‘n rice, this dinner is going to have a taste from each of our homes. And in a year like this, it’s appreciated.
On this day, I could also give thanks that Ford Field is empty. Under normal circumstances, I would spend my Thanksgiving wishing that I could be at the Lions game with my Dad, as that used to be our cherished tradition. I wouldn’t get homesick for home on this holiday, I would be wishing to be in the stands, eating nachos. But now that the seats are empty, I know that I’m not missing anything for once.
I’m also thankful for all this great technology. In the last day, we’ve been able to see friends and family without having to leave the comfort of our apartment. Video chatting makes it easy to be social, even when you don’t want to be.
I think I should give some credit to this writing project. I couldn’t think of a better way to expand my content library and keep up on my chops. An even more silver lining is that if my count is right, I only have 300 days left to go. Nice.
All in all, we should be thankful for this beautiful day. It’s not too cold and the sun is shining. There are plenty of blessings to count, even if they’re not in front of your face.
Have a nice Thanksgiving, everyone!