Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and this may be the first year in recent history that we will all be thankful for the same thing: THE END OF 2020!
Along with that, we are all likely to be thankful for some other similar things, such as family, friends, church, any time you didn’t have to remind someone on Zoom that they were muted, employment, any time the kids aren’t home in the next year, first responders, good health, 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 turkey dries out and the gravy develops an impenetrable skin.
So, here’s my small list of some of the smaller things, in no particular order:
Civil discussions on the internet (just kidding, never seen one)
Days-of-the-week pill containers
Any time they get my order right
Shopping carts that drive straight
Rock and roll
Paying for things with my phone
Heated seats/steering wheels
Good running shoes
Car backup cameras
The “search a song” listening feature on Google
Extra space in the neighbor’s garbage can
Passionfruit La Croix
Tape, in all its forms, but most specifically duct
The plastic things on the ends of shoelaces
Discount printer ink that actually works
The five-second rule
Slow-closing toilet seats
And 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,
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