T-Give 2012

I wrote about Canadian Thanksgiving last year and I didn’t hold back on the insults. This year, I’m going to take some time to write about what I’m grateful for. Weird, I know. We can pretend that we’re sitting around the table saying what we’re thankful for except that it’s all about what I’m thankful for and you’re not really a part of it.

My family. They are the coolest. Most of you know mi madre. She’s pretty much WordPress famous. But not the kind of WordPress famous where you get Freshly Pressed. All the cool people haven’t been Freshly Pressed. It’s true! If you haven’t been Freshly Pressed, you must be pretty cool. And offensive. My brother is also cool. He’s a way better writer than I am. I don’t know why he doesn’t blog more. Or at all. And my dad is also, surprisingly, very cool. He does all the things. Each member of my family is located somewhere different, but we’re all still a perfect unit. I am pretty lucky that way.

Is it just me or is the black kid being segregated?

My husband. I still think it’s weird that I have a husband. It’s almost like I’m old or something. Without my husband I would be super sad. I tried being without him once after I met him and I didn’t like it one bit. He’s a hard worker and a kind fellow that takes care of me. It’s a big job, you know, taking care of me.

My friends. I really like my little groups of friends that I have all over the world. I am drawn to people that I don’t have to spend time with 24/7. I like being able to pick up right where I left off. My friends from Chicago were always so cool with me living in England and only seeing me during the holidays. I never felt pressure to stay anchored to one place.  I also like that my friends don’t take me too seriously and ignore me when I say dumb things and laugh at all of my jokes. I never wanted to have the most friends. I just wanted to have a few good ones.

Blogging. Blogging has opened up so much of the world to me. It’s weird because I never would’ve thought that writing could lead to friendships and learning and laughing. But I have so many people that can see who I truly am on here even when I say dumb things and offend everyone on the internet.

Diet Pepsi: You might be wondering why this is on my list. Diet Pepsi has been a part of my life since I can remember. Actually, I think my dad put some in my bottle once. So technically, it’ss been a part of my life since I can’t remember.

Laughing. Laughing and making people laugh are two of my favorite things ever. You can’t buy laughter. You can fake it, but true, genuine laughter is euphoric. I love being able to make any situation, no matter how serious or painful, funny. It’s a gift, really.

What are you thankful for this year?


37 thoughts on “T-Give 2012

  1. I’m thankful for my three chidren, and my husband- in that order. Haha!
    I’m thankful for good friends, both old and new.
    I’m thankful for my gripping life, just in general.
    I’m thankful to be an American even though this election we managed to get it wrong.
    And finally, I’m thankful for mash potatoes, gravy, and stuffing. Does it get any better than that?

  2. So since I’ve been Freshly Pressed, does that make me uncool? Just kidding; I was uncool before my 15 minutes of fame and I will remain so. I wouldn’t have it any other way. ;D

    This year, I am thankful for epidurals, coffee, and the small person who made me grateful for them.

    • Hah no you’re totally cool because you like my Kidz Showz blog more than I do. I’m just jealous of all those freshly pressers. Aww Miss C celebratin her first Thanksgiving!

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    I’m thankful that both of my daughters and main squeeze are home :0) and that I am off for two days. And I am gonna stuff my face… Grippy don’t forget pie, everyone has to have pie.

    • Aww yeah. Good stuff! Having a long weekend is the best part of holidays. Sitting around and eating and laughing. Not a lot is better than that. Oh, and of course pie.

  4. Ah, there’s some good stuff here. 🙂 I’m really concerned about the Charlie Brown pic though… I mean really, that’s not right. I’m thankful for all those things too, except I don’t have a husband, and I don’t like soda… I’ll replace soda with chocolate. CHOCOLATE! Happy Thanksgiving. 😉

    • I know, right? Poor little black kid. And is he sitting on a beach chair when all the other kids have regular chairs? How is that fair?
      Whaaaa? You don’t like soda? You must be so healthy! But seriously, CHOCOLATE.
      Happy Thanksgiving Lily 😀

  5. Addie says:

    Great post, I’m thankful I read it!! What else am I thankful for? Well, Anne and Bud (in alphabetical order), my health is good right now, my friends in the BlogHood and in 3D and books and movies and my little house and DC.

    • Those are good things to be thankful for. I was going to say my health as well, but I make choices every day that would negate all healthiness from my life. So like, idk. But yeah, obviously DC. I was going to mention animals too, but I thought I should refrain because people already think I’m weird.

      • Addie says:

        Never weird, always unique in the best of ways. Every unique thing in life is an acquired taste, an distinct one, one not meant for everyone. It’s a blessing and a curse. You are obviously a blessing for many, so, yeah, post about animals or whatever you want, and eff those who just don’t have the great good sense to appreciate you.

        Happy ‘Merican Thanksgiving. I’ll have a bit of everything on the table in your honor.

  6. Thankful i lived another year.
    Thankful i can still drive.
    Thankful for the bloggers i have contacted.
    Thankful not all blondes are dumb 🙂 i know your not blonde 🙂
    Thankful there’s some senseable brunettes.

    I must end being thankful and get back to normal.

    • Still being able to drive is a good thing. Very helpful. Haha I used to be blonde though! And boy was I dumb. Good thing I’m brunette now! 😉

      Yeah, lets get back to our normal mean selves.

  7. Pete Howorth says:

    Seems like you’re getting soft in your old age Lily 😛

    Funnily enough, I’m not thankful for anything. Inside my mind I’m a very angry, very bitter, very disturbed individual that has to conform to social niceties rather than just telling people what they need to hear. And I welcome the day when I accidentally drive into a tree.

    • Seems like it, huh?
      Oh Pete, don’t say such things. You’re so loved, at least in the blog world you are. But it’s okay to be angry. I’m angry right now too. Really pissed off actually. It’s normal to feel that way. ‘Ard people like us have to.

      • Pete Howorth says:

        Someone has to be right? Why are you really pissed off? I feel you shouldn’t be. So err… stop? 😛

      • Pete Howorth says:

        I’m alright apart from when I’m at work. Had a bad one today, why are people just pricks? People should have to go for a “Prick Test” every month and if they’re a prick they get electroshock treatment until they stop being one. The world would be a happier place 🙂

      • Yeah, I hear you man. I think you should patent that and then try to get it on Dragon’s Den or something. People would totally want to invent that for real.

  8. Marya says:

    I am thankful for anything Lily and anything Lisa. I am thankful for people 5’10” and over. I am thankful for people with big feet. I am thankful for people with a big laugh and those that can make people laugh big. I am thankful for what you said Lily, about your friends in Chicago, and how you could pick up where you left off with them when you were living in England and you came back to Chicago for the holidays. That is something HUGE to be grateful for. I am grateful for cousins/relations I don’t see very often, and even though we aren’t related, we are related.

    • Those are all amazing things that I am thankful for as well! Miss you cousin Marya! I need to see you and your fam soon. Big feet are the best (at least that’s what I keep telling myself…)

  9. I’m thankful for The Jews. Where would we be without them?

    More seriously I’m thankful for anyone who ever goes out of their way for someone else just to make them happy even if it’s in the simplest of ways. I’m very thankful for anyone who does it for me 🙂

    • Yeah the Jews are great. I wish I had known more of them. I would’ve liked to have been invited to a bar mitzvah or two.

      Aww that’s cute Tim.That’s a good thing to be thankful for. Sometimes I forget to take notice of the little things, but those are usually the most important. 😀

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