“I’ve never thought Thanksgiving was a special day. I think we should be thankful everyday, and if anyone knows about giving thanks every day of the year, it’s me. I don’t appreciate the same people bitching about CHOICES, pontificating to me about taking choices via boycotts. If I want to shop on Thanksgiving, I will. Get back to me, when you’re willing to talk about Sunday’s“….Ronnie on her page.
We don’t need an entire column dedicated to the teachings of Giving Thanks, or maybe we do….it seems to be a very touchy subject. Thanksgiving is nice, don’t get me wrong…but I’ve never really considered it Sacred, like I do Christmas, or Easter, and yet I don’t see the freaking jackasses making threats against retailers who open their doors, on those days. I’ll be damned if I let a subset of society make choices for me, especially when they’re so very stupid about making their own decisions. How about we don’t push values on each other? You don’t take away my Thanksgiving shopping, and I won’t tell you how to clean your room! Thanksgiving…..It’s not a real holiday to me. If you wanna celebrate it, fine, but don’t make me stay at home after dinner, because you’re worried about an employee that CHOSE to work at a company open that day.
I give thanks EVERYDAY! There’s been so much in my life, and I’ve learned that if I can’t be thankful at the beginning of everyday, then I’ll be thankful at the end of it. Listen, I don’t begrudge you the act of enjoying a little turkey, watching the game, enjoying family time, I think we should all be doing that, I just don’t think you, as the minority, should tell a retailer that they have to close their doors that day….especially when you don’t have an issue with those doors being open on Sunday. I find it ironic, that in a society so worried about CHOICE, some are willing to limit other’s while protecting their own……..Also, with 60 million Christians in this country alone, you’d think that more would support the push for recognizing Easter…but hey, I don’t judge!
So, here’s the thing, you wanna boycott? Boycott…it’s your right, but shut your freaking mouth when it comes to preaching about Thanksgiving. It’s not a real holiday, just like Caitlyn is not a real woman…..If you’re waiting for the 4th Thursday of November to stop and reflect upon all you have, then you friend, have greater problems than simply being angry at retailers. I’ll eat my dinner, watch the Cowboys, then I’ll get my ass up, and go pick fights at Wal-Mart, and I’ll do it, because I can. If you’re reading this, and you’re offended, I’m sorry (not really), but honestly, this is a free country. We are free to speak, write, opine and WORK where ever we want…..if you work for a retailer that you KNOW is open on Thanksgiving…..and you have to work THANKSGIVING….then YOU have some reflections do to, NOT ME!…Thanksgiving…do it everyday…..be thankful every day……..Now excuse me….I’m looking over the ads, and trying to determine which retailer gets the privilege of my visit. It’s not the same as home, but I’ll make it mine…..I just don’t have bail money. Be Blessed.
Remember you set The Tone, you ARE the Example. BE KIND to each other. Show GRACE and MERCY to all those who cross your path today. With your Daily Affirmations complete, enjoy your Thursday.