Howdy there, pilgrim! The season of the turkey is upon us all again, and I for one am looking forward to all my favorite family foodstuffs. But of course this holiday is about more than just food, or family; it is meant as a day of thanks, and in that spirit I must say that I am grateful, first and foremost, not to be the cook! I mean, it’s a lot of work to cook for your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, second cousins, godmothers, godfathers, tertiary and beyond cousins (thrice removed), not to mention family friends and those members of your “family” that are super close but for some reason you can’t explain how they’re related to you… well suffice to say it’s a big table that I’d rather set than cook for.
In all seriousness though, beyond my poor excuse for a joke, the true spirit of this holiday isn’t about a meal, it’s about being thankful for life, good friends, and good family. When it comes to being thankful, I gotta say I have more to be thankful for this year than any in recent memory. In just this year alone I’ve performed over 100 shows, borne witness to three of my best friends getting married, made some memories I’ll never forget, oh and I’ve been writing for you lovely people all year at Smile TV. There’s a lot in the world to be thankful for, and while we may not always feel or express it, this Thanksgiving is definitely an appropriate time.
If you can’t think of anything that you could be thankful for… well then let me help you out. We all need a metaphorical jump start to our brains from time to time. The best place to start is with your loves, your passions, the things you go to sleep thinking about, what you dream about, and what your first thoughts of the day center on. What you daydream about should also go on that list, and don’t pretend like you don’t daydream from time to time.
I must end with one last thank-you, a true sincere one from the bottom of my cliché-ridden heart. It goes out to you the reader, for you are in a small way contributing to my childhood dream of having my words read by vast multitudes.