As Thanksgiving approaches, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the calculus of what families might be thankful for this year. Those of us lucky enough to remain healthy and employed can focus on those two facts during this year’s feasts. But for many, it’s easy to feel there is little to be thankful for this year, given all that continues to be infected, affected or simply canceled — including many of those traditional feasts. In other words, cultivating a grateful mindset during this traditional season of thanks requires many us to dig deeper this year. For me, digging deep into history helps … [Read more...]
Thanksgiving dad jokes are among the lamest safest of holiday conversation topics for you and your family to engaging in at this week's feast. So, as a service to you (and disservice to those within earshot of you), I have scoured the Internet for the best/worst Thanksgiving dad jokes to help you talk turkey. You're welcome. And I'm sorry. At a minimum, it will help you escape from watching the lip-synching at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for a few minutes. Best / worst Thanksgiving dad jokes Q: What do you get when you cross a turkey with a centipede? A: Drumsticks for … [Read more...]
Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday for many reasons, but the elections and politics of the past few years makes it more taxing than usual. Keep your sanity intact this holiday by avoiding the following Thanksgiving conversations and topics: Blue wave: Unless you are talking about your plans for a beach vacation. “Make _____ Great Again” jokes: “Pass me the gravy so I can Make This Turkey Great Again!” We get it, Grandpa Republican, we get it. Fight Club: IT'S THE FIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB! Don’t talk about Fight Club. Safe spaces: Exception -- You may say, just once, "No … [Read more...]
I grew up without a lot. I had enough, but I certainly was not spoiled. I was taught to appreciate what I had, even if I didn't receive everything I wanted. This was often a tough lesson, but one that eventually became part of my identity.
So, I can sincerely say I do not take things for granted. I am genuinely thankful for what I had, what I have, and what I will have. My wife is an amazing partner. My daughter is blossoming into a fantastic child. I've had … [Read more...]