As with so many delightful tangents it started with a turkey or, to be more specific, the question of why said turkey was lying naked and upside down in a bowl of saltwater on my kitchen floor. Short answer: Thanksgiving. The turkey is a key protagonist in all of this because it sparked the conversation I had with my friends on our way home about this holiday, which then led to further reflection on thanksgiving in a broader sense.
Although I agree with the classic retort that we shouldn’t just give thanks on thanksgiving there is something wonderful about this holiday that not only reminds us to give thanks but, at least from my perspective, also celebrates the immense joy that we experience when we reflect on the people, experiences and gifts that enrich our lives. Here are some more thoughts on thanksgiving that I wanted to share:
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – Gilbert K. Chesterton