Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day traditionally filled with family, love, overeating, and passing out on the couch in front of the football game.
Along with those things, as with many families, we have a tradition around the dinner table of naming the things for which we are thankful. Invariably, people (including myself) go with the big low-hanging fruit – family, friends, church, employment, good health, food, clothing, shelter, etc.
Nothing against all those very important things, but I think it’s a shame that we don’t have time to name everything we’re really thankful for before the mashed potatoes go ice cold and the gravy develops an impenetrable skin.
So, here’s my small list of some of the smaller things:
The inventor of aerosol cheese
Shopping carts that drive straight
Paying for things with my phone
Car backup cameras
Han Solo & Chewbacca
The “What is this song?” feature on Google
Tabasco Green Pepper Jalapeño sauce
Getting to be a coach
Getting to be on a couch
Simon & Simon
The plastic things on the ends of shoelaces
See’s Candy Nuts and Chews
Discount printer ink that actually works
Every day without a school project
The five-second rule
The National League
Any time the house doesn’t smell like boys’ shoes
Every day it’s not windy
It’s the big things in life, but it’s also the little things in life.
Have a great Thanksgiving,
Copyright © 2018 Marc Schmatjen
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