November 26, 2014
Well, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. What does that mean?
I considered, briefly, a lengthy litany of all the things for which I am thankful, but that seems sort of trite… which is sad, but it’s the truth. It’s been done so much, by so many people, that it begins to seem contrived. I expect this is one effect of the information overload that has accompanied the advent of social media and the Interweb. No matter how sincere, you can only hear something so many times before you become numbed to the sentiment, no matter how real it may be.
But I do have much for which to be thankful, and we’ll leave it at that.
As I often do at this holiday season, I ask each of you to consider your own plentitude as you gather around with friends and family, and then take a moment to consider (and be thankful for) the men and women in uniform who are scattered around the world, often in harm’s way, and far from the people they love. If you pray, then include a prayer for their safe return. If you don’t, then maybe just spare a positive thought for them. Maybe it helps. Maybe it doesn’t. But it can’t hurt for each of us to be conscious about what’s going on outside our own little spheres. Spare a thought for the other guy.
Kat and I will be joining our neighbors across the way for dinner tomorrow, and the remainder of the week looks a little busy. With that in mind, I think I’ll take the rest of the week off from writing the Hog Blog. I’ll come back to it next week, hopefully reenergized and inspired with new topics and ideas. We shall see.
In the meantime, have a happy Thanksgiving.