I just checked–I’ve never written a “Thanksgiving” post on this blog. In the three years that this blog goes back, the timestamps on my posts conveniently skirt the 23rd. I consider myself an appreciative person, so I don’t think it was because I didn’t have anything to say. I think I just wanted to avoid saying something cliche or generic.
My mind changed 30 minutes ago when I saw an Instagram celebrity post a block of text as an image with the beginning sentence: “I am beyond thankful for my friends who have forgiven me.” Though it’s in the same theme as the common I’m thankful for my friends and family, its specificity says so much more about the speaker and about her friends. I wondered: Does my thankfulness have such a thesis? Continue reading