The approach of Thanksgiving brought my identical twin brother Lefty to the computer to share his thoughts on this traditional American holiday, in a post entitled "Thanks -- and No Thanks." It seems he couldn't face the image traditionally presented about Thanksgiving without pointing to the reality of our history. (You can find his thoughts at Rambling On with Brother Lefty Smith, S.O.B.*).
Today, I could expand on his offering to go on a rant about the rampant commercial insanity of Black Friday as well. But I won't. As Thich Nhat Hanh once said, "suffering is not enough." Sometimes you have to consciously turn your gaze toward the good things that light up your life. No matter what the "darkness" brings, they are ALWAYS there to acknowledge. I wrote about the Saving Grace of Gratitude on Thanksgiving 2013, and I'd like to share it with you again today. Happy Thanksgiving. -- One Love, Lance
and am still receiving.”
Now I'm sitting here with my chest heaving, tears rolling down my cheeks,with images of Bing Crosby as freakin' Father O'Malley playing across the screen at Mind's Memory Lane Theater.
WTF? How in the world did I end up here?