Obligatory Thanksgiving Day Rant.

I was going to post this yesterday bit I fell asleep.  I have been seeing and hearing a lot about people cataloging what they are thankful for.  That’s just peachy, sparky.

But gratitude requires and object or it is as meaningless as a 21st century president apologizing for events 50 to 100 years ago.  

You have to be grateful TO someone, or your gratitude is really nothing more than saying “I am glad I got this stuff, it makes me happy”.


If you are grateful for the dinner, then thank the cook and the guy who paid for it.  His work provided the means.  If you are grateful for your car, then thank the person who worked to buy it.  If you are grateful for those things that you think could only have come from God, THEN THANK GOD.  

Being “grateful” without being grateful to someone, is meaningless.  Don’t you already have enough meaninglessness in your life without adding Thanksgiving day to it too?

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7 Responses to Obligatory Thanksgiving Day Rant.

  1. Ame says:

    i am thankful for the writer of this blog – it’s always an interesting diversion from my crazy life and often funny!

  2. Who are you thankful TO for the writer of this blog?

  3. Doomfinger says:

    I’m thankful for the second season of Doomsday Preppers.

  4. Ame says:

    ahhh, semantics in my fried brain … i am thankful TO the writer of this blog! art thou happy now?!

  5. Og says:

    I am thankful. All thanks eventually end up at the Creator of the Universe. He understands that He is where the Buck Actually Stops.

  6. TDOM says:

    Personally, I’ll take the meaninglessness… and be thankful for it.

  7. bub says:

    Same with “our thoughts and prayers are with you” – prayers to whom?

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