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Grateful
Author: BobR    Date: 11/24/2021 13:25:12

It's the day before Thanksgiving, the day when we eat all those "traditional" foods that weren't actually eaten at the first feast, and we rarely eat any other time of year. It's a weird holiday. It's one of the few where - for most workers - it's actually two days instead of one. For those who work in retail, of course, that second day is a nightmare.

The other tradition is to take a moment to think about what we're thankful for, since most people spend the rest of the year being ungrateful. It's very American in the best and worst possible ways.

One thing I've learned is that - for me - every hardship has resulted in something better coming out the other end of the gauntlet, whether it was divorce, job loss, the death of a pet, etc. Once the smoke cleared, I was in a better place.

So instead of looking back on what was lost, I choose to look at what was gained, and head into adversity with an optimism and confidence (however misplaced) that current and future struggles will lead to better days.

And for that, I am grateful

 

8 comments (Latest Comment: 11/24/2021 21:49:38 by BobR)
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Comment by wickedpam on 11/24/2021 13:53:36
Morning

That's a good way to think about it.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 15:37:50
Good morning, bloggers!!!!

I am thankful for everyone here, as well as moving forward in my life despite complications.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 17:21:03
I am thankful for a chance to make a difference and help others.

I have lost at least 15 lbs. since the start of summer. I gave away eight plastic totes full of old clothes and six empty ones to a local charity here in the San Fernando Valley.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 18:38:47
The Ahmaud Arbery verdict is imminent.


Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 18:42:34
Travis McMichael is found GUILTY in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery:
https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/ahmaud-arbery-killing-trial-verdict-watch-11-24-21

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 18:44:15
Gregory McMichael is found GUILTY in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/24/2021 18:46:23
William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. found guilty of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery


Comment by BobR on 11/24/2021 21:49:38
Glad they were all convicted, despite all the obstacles put in the path of even arresting them.