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Happy 1st of December everyone! Well, Thanksgiving is over, and most people are actively persuing Christmas efforts now. I have to wait a week yet, because if I get started now, I'll end up spacing off my daughter's 15th birthday. But that's another story...
I wanted to let you know what I found on the Thankful Tree that we had here in The Spoon. I love doing that tree every year. Clearly, cutting out all of the leaves is a pain in the neck, but seeing what OTHER people are thankful for puts a new perspective on the things I'm thankful for. For instance, there were a bunch of "I'm thankful for NuSkin" leaves on the tree. My knee-jerk Seniora Skeptic response was "suck ups!", but then I took a beat and thought "actually, I AM thankful for NuSkin". I'm thankful for the fact that I don't have to work on Thanksgiving and can actually eat with my family instead of working brunch for 250, and two buffets for 350 people each an then show up after pie has been tucked into, smelling of sweat and sweet potatoes (not a good combo, by the way). I'm thankful for the really COOL people that work at NuSkin, both in my department and otherwise...Y'all are just a HOOT! And I don't think I even need to mention the NuSkin culture of Giga-Generosity!
The other big-hitter on the tree was "I'm thankful for family". My thought was "yeah, so am I" and then I thought about all the different families in the world and how they're probably thankful for each other, too. Of course my cascading stream of consciousness then cued up "Russians", the 1985 song by Sting that talked about human commonality in the face of political discord. Once again (or maybe still) relevant.
The final recurring theme was the romantic. "I'm thankful for my beautiful wife", "My strong husband", "My sweet Baboo", you get the gist. Ya gotta love the love, right? Makes the heart all fuzzy and warm, like it's wearing fleece sweatpants and slippers.
Thank you so much for participating. I know it seems a little silly to do stuff like that in a restaurant, but I personally appreciate anything that gives me pause to think about the wonders and gifts that I'm surrounded by daily. I hope you do, too. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving and I wish all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and a Glee-filled Yule, Winter Solstice and Rohatsu! Peace!