I’m so full!
That’s why this post is a little late today. And to tell the truth – a little sluggish.
I’m still filled to the brim from Thanksgiving.
I’m full from the feast, of course.
I ate and ate and ate because it’s the one holiday of the year when you are urged to pig out. (Or turkey out).
I’m filled with delight from seeing my family – those who live near enough to come through the woods and over the hill to Mama’s house. And I’m filled with pleasure at the oh so modern convenience of being able to teleconference with my far-flung family on the left coast, across the continent from me. How wonderful that the whole clan can get-together face to face again!
(And this way too – we can avoid some of the inter-familial squabbles that come with the first serving of turkey. Why do so many of us revert to infancy at the family holiday table?)
But I’m full up with disgust at the TV commercials that no longer even try to hide the face of avarice that lurks behind the coming Holidays. Thanksgiving was the one All-American holiday free from blatant commerce. Eat and relax, watch TV – football or really ancient favorite movies, and doze off until someone else does the dishes.
No more. Leave the table and rush off to get trampled in one of dozens of midnight Thanksgiving sales? Ugh. No thanks there! Black Friday indeed!
In all, though, I’m filled with gratitude for Thanksgiving itself. At being able to host this lovely festival again in the spirit with which it was created, with love of country and family and sharing with friends. (And I’m tickled and proud of the fact that my leftovers were carted away with thanks.)
So, yes. I’m thankful! Very thankful. And full of delight.
I hope you are too.
How was your Thanksgiving?