Alright. I guess it’s time for the Thanksgiving post. I see the status updates on Facebook: “day 19, I’m thankful for ummm…. toilet paper? I dunno, I’m on the pot surfing the web and ran out of ideas 7 days ago”.

Let’s face facts. Most of us are NOT thankful. I would go as far to say that on Thanksgiving, we’re even LESS thankful, as we spend the time grumbling about family members we’re forced to socialize with, or staking out who is going to buy what at which Black Friday sale. We’re pretty pathetic and it’s time we own up to it.

Of course there is always the obligatory: “I’m thankful for my kids, my family, and my spouse.” Well, yeah… you SHOULD be! Do we need one day, or even the entire month to realize this? We are very simple creatures sometimes. Sad and insecure. The truth of the matter is, when we post what we’re thankful for, there’s almost a bit of bragging in it. “I’m thankful for my wonderful husband – unlike sad sack Mary Sue Ellen, who’s man ran off with the dental hygienist.”

Let’s do something a little crazy and look at our life, realizing how we’d be up Crap Creek without the people around us that support us, and listen to our self centered droning on, day after day after day. But let’s do it DAILY. For like, I dunno, say… a year? How about you look that person in the eye and tell them every night before you go to bed how much better they’ve made your miserable existence? I’m gonna give it a shot, why don’t you?

Oh yeah… I’m thankful for my kids, family, and wife. Done. Now where’s the Costco Pumpkin Pie?