This is the obligatory, what are you thankful for post in honor of Thanksgiving. I could list all the things that I’m thankful for, but that would be really boring for you to read. I could ask you to list the things you’re thankful for, but your time would be better spent telling the people around you what you’re thankful for rather than posting it on some blog that your friends probably don’t read.

You see, the great thing about celebrating thanksgiving is that it gives us an opportunity to express our thankfulness. If you’re anything like me, if someone asked you if your friends and family know that you appreciate them, you’d say yes. If pressed and asked how they know you’d probably say something like, “They just do.” Yet, when I think about it, I can’t describe very many times recently when I’ve actually expressed gratitude to the people closest to me. I take it for granted that they know I appreciate them.

I would guess that if you’re honest with yourself, that’s probably true for you too. So rather than reading blogs about what other people are thankful for, or posting what you’re thankful for, turn off the computer and go let the people closest to you know that you’re thankful for them. Even if you have to pick up the phone and call them. They’ll appreciate hearing from you. Call during the Lions game, no one’s watching that anyway. 🙂

By the way, lest you think I’m a hypocrite, I wrote this post last week and scheduled it to drop today. I’m spending the day way from the computer and with my family.