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11/25/2003
Entry: "What do YOU have to be "Thankful" for???"

While at work today I couldn't help but notice how many people were rushing around anxiously awaiting Wednesday to come and go so they could start for most what will be a long Holiday weekend. I wondered how many of them had even paused to give thought to what the coming Holiday was even all about. For most folk it seems as if Thanksgiving Day has just become a Glutton's Sports Festival, an unspoken OK to just let loose and eat as much as you can, then sit back and watch football..Well, I can see the football part..LMAO..j/k..
But why do a lot of people feel that it's all about stuffing the ole pork barrel until you feel like busting? How does that fit into the scheme of giving thanks? and if it does then what are the thanks for? I mean, without trying to sound holier than thou, since I myself have thrown down and will throw down again if necessary, depending on who cooked (LOL), but was just wondering have we all just become accustomed to the "stuff your face" mentality enough so that we don't even notice anymore?
In the extremely upsetting times that we as a species live in, what with all these wars and rumours of wars, famines, diseases, weather that done gone wild and whatever, and all kinds of crazy ish happening everywhere, what do YOU in your own personal lives, TRULY have to be thankful for?

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on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 @ 04:00 PM EST
Lashundra said

happy belated thanksgiving hope it was a blessed one for you.

i'm thankful to be alive and to have my daughter and other family and you as a blog friend.

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on Sunday, November 30th, 2003 @ 06:20 PM EST
LRT[joy] said

wow! ray made his way over here via my page. that's way cool. wink

i just wanted 2 wish u a happy belated thanksgiving and let u know that i'm thankful 4 friends like u. LOL

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on Thursday, November 27th, 2003 @ 02:53 AM EST
Ray said

Found your site via Joy. On Thanksgiving day, I always take time to reflect and give thanks for things big and small. And of course, after the feast, I will also be partaking in the honored tradition of watching football. Have a good one. smile

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on Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 @ 08:13 PM EST
mechie said

greetings greggy! i am thankful for the life i have & all the family, living & learning it encompasses... thankful to for the grace given that provides me the daily opportunity to mold it into the life i ultimately desire... be blessed.smile

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on Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 @ 01:51 PM EST
Cheryl said

Hi Greg,
I'm thankful for online companionship like you and the many other bloggers because for me that's all there is outside of family. I'm also thankful for my life, learning and the ability to think for myself and i'm thankful for having strength and courage. I'm also thankful for that food i'm going to pig out on because I know that Thanksgiving is about more than food, but it's one of the few times during the year I really 'throw down'! We are blessed to be able to afford to eat a huge meal this year when I wasn't sure if we could. So when I sit down to eat I will definitely be thankful for our bounty and for having this time to share with my loved ones. We're all here again. It doesn't get any better than that.
I wish you a very happy and safe holiday too Greg. Stay blessed.

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on Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 @ 06:52 AM EST
Toya said

Hi Greggy. yes I agree with you about eating too much. I try to teach my kids about the true meaning of all of the holidays but its hard with society constantly giving them mixed messages about everything from sex to religion, yanno? As far as me being thankful, hmm....I am thankful for my kids, my family, and my relationships with my friends. I am especially thankful for you in my life because your steady encouragement has helped me to overcome so many obstacles since I moved back to Baltimore. Thank you Mr. Greggy smileI'll be traveling early today so if I don't talk to you before tomorrow have a safe Thanksgiving and stay safe!! Muuuuah<3

Toy

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