Allow me to wish all my fellow Americans a Happy Thanxgiving today!
If I ever get my turn at the dinner table to share what I am thankful for (as the head of my House, I insist that everyone else share their thankfulness first…but, the conversation usually tangents off in some other whacko direction before it’s my turn), the words I plan to share might come across as a bit on the self-centered side:
I am giving thanx to myself for the vision and the determination that led some of my dearest desires to the realm of reality, and for remembering to keep a devious smile on my face and in my thoughts the entire time.
To put it simply, the last 12+ months have been uneven and odd, even by my standards. Without seeing where I wanted to go and having a plan to get me there, I would still be bumping into things in the dark. Without my refusal to stop, I would still be standing on the side of the road, watching my opportunities speed past me. I’m not about to short-change myself for turning these piles of less than nothing into something of value.
But, also understand that, with those words, I am, at the same time, giving thanx to the Universe and all those who coexist within it who have allied themselves with my desires.
I’ve still not accomplished everything I desire for my family, my writing career, and myself (and probably won’t for a while), so I will no doubt mention this same quote of thanx at this time, next year.
Although…for those who know my dislike for certain rigidities inherent to the calendar, there will be no surprise if I give thanx to my vision and my determination (and whatever other attributes have come into play) long before Thanxgiving Day 2014.
And, now…with the digital version of my Offering of Thanx having been delivered…let the over-eating begin!