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Not supposed to be on the computer much so I will be brief (or at least try to).  According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the term thanksgiving means:

1.       the act of giving thanks

2.       a prayer expressing gratitude

3.       a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness

Tomorrow, I will be engaging in numbers 1, 2, and 3.  I hope you’ll join me.  Despite life’s sometimes uncontrollable circumstances, we can all choose to be thankful for something or someone (or many things and many people). I am incredibly grateful for my family and friends who have been present when life has handed me cannolis (my favorite dessert) or when it’s dished out the Warheads.  I also have a wonderful home, clean water, food, and a body pillow.  Not going to lie, I am looking forward to mom’s Italian stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie (a large can of Ready Whip awaits). But the people I am sharing the meal with make the holiday.   I hope you’ll join me in bringing to mind what or who you are thankful for.  While I know, for some of you, Thanksgiving will be difficult and/or sad, remember that someone is thankful for YOU!  Blessings. . .


Black Indeed

November 22, 2010

Dear Kohls, Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, Best Buy, Toys-Я-Us and any other major corporation open early on Thanksgiving:

Thank-you for the recent flyers I received in the mail.   Although you might offer some super sales on specific products (if I arrive at your doors during the wee hours), I regret to inform you I will not be there.  I have a previous engagement.  One that involves a snuggly blanket and a leisurely breakfast (complete with steaming coffee).  It’s not completely because I think you’re wrecking your employees’ Thanksgiving holiday by opening your doors at 3a.m. (although you are for many of them). It’s not totally because I think the holiday commercialism reflects America’s excess (because it does).   It’s more because I think it’s absurd (yes, I am aware I am defying a major gender role with this statement). The title you gave the day after Thanksgiving is enough to deter me.  You do not meet my needs at this time.