Top 10 Reasons to be Thankful This Season

It’s that time of year again, when we’re supposed to be giving thanks—but instead find ourselves cursing like sailors as we navigate the stressors of the season, from crazy travel to the office gift exchange. But I proposed we go retro this year, and take it back to what Thanksgiving is supposed to mean (or rather, what we’ve said it means, since celebrating tricking people out of their land is no celebration at all—but I digress). Anyway, per The Secret, let’s give thanks for the amazing things this year has brought us in hopes that 2009 is even more beautiful.

10. “You betcha” is no longer considered an acceptable phrase in political discourse (for now).

9. Colbert is a funny MFer—did you see his Christmas special yet? See guest and Parlour crush John
Legend sing about his “sweet, sweet nutmeg” here.

8. The Secret Service has done an amazing job keeping Jesse away from Obama’s nuts so far.

7. Spam is not the official meat of the holidays—yet.

6. SNL finally got good again for a little while.

5. Gas is averaging “just” $1.89 a gallon, down from a high of $4.11 in July.

4. Um, Parlour debuted this year, hello!

3. Somebody has a job out there, but…

2. Bush will soon be on the unemployment line, too.

1. President-elect Barack Obama has a nice ring to it

What are you thankful for this week?

—Kenrya

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  • Diane

    I’m thankful every day so …

    ‘The Secret’ is a total rip-off of the book ‘Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting’ by the late Lynn Grabhorn. It’s funny that as she was dying she felt ‘forces’ were keeping her from finishing what she wanted as a trilogy. She felt people were stealing her works.

    Not a year after her death, voila ‘The Secret.’

    The only thing I can say is Grabhorn’s book is about energy and working to make everyone be in a more positive state. The other one seems to be ‘all about me’ and how to ‘get things’ – materialistic.

    My humble opinion as having read the first one first.

    I give ‘Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting’ as gifts. It can be a little redundant, but I see why it’s that way.

  • Shera

    I’m thankful for good health, plenty of work, interest in my book proposal and that Kenrya is keeping her chin up and still writing. Rock on sister.