It is Thanksgiving 2015 and I have a lot to be thankful for. While my gratitude extends beyond this list, first and foremost, I’m thankful for a Heavenly Father who loves me, my wife who is my best friend and eternal companion, my children and grandchildren who bring me joy beyond measure and all the bounty God has blessed me with.
Elizabethe and I have great plans for the day. Today we are going to do absolutely nothing. Yup, you heard me. We are just going to lay around and be lazy. No fancy meal. No going anywhere. We’re just going to enjoy each other’s company all day.
I did pick up my phone and noticed I had nearly 100 new e-mails.
Am I getting that many e-mails of gratitude on this day of Thanksgiving?
I looked and sure enough, they were all Black Friday invitations. I saw them as invitations to “opt out” of their e-mail campaign. I despise the entire “Black Friday” sales thing. I dislike getting all of these emails too.
We bing-watched one of Elizabethe’s favorite TV shows that had recorded on the DVR. After a couple of episodes we both commented on how unrealistic the entire show is. I think the highlight of the TV watching was BYU TV’s Joan of Arc. What a wonderful documentary. I highly recommend it.
After a while, I got bored and picked up my phone and looked at Facebook. Big mistake.
What is it about people that makes them turn to stupidity when they get on social media?
For example, one person was posting about how Christopher Columbus started Thanksgiving… huh? Another posted an absurd list of companies that with a little research (i.e. typing the claim into Google) would show them the list is making erroneous claims. And those two examples don’t even begin to touch on some of the political claims.
At one point in the day I started to laugh. Elizabethe asked what was so funny. I looked at the clock and said, “It’s after 5pm and it is getting dark and we’ve done absolutely nothing today. We haven’t got a single thing accomplished.”
In her sweet and loving way, she assured me that she’s enjoyed just spending the day together talking and … doing nothing.
So, I put my phone away and realized I was bored with doing nothing and suggested to Elizabethe we call it a day.