I've spend a good deal of this month, and all this month's blogging activity on the subject of gratitude. I've meditated, ruminated, reflected and rejected thoughts, ideas and more, all in the quest to give thanks for what makes my life worth living. Some days it was a arduous task. Sometimes it was rather whimsical. Other days it was soul-searchingly expositorily significant. There were days I drew a blank or I avoided it entirely...procrastinated to the point of exasperation. The good thing is, though, I basically accomplished it, even though I may have bent my own rules. I expect most of you never really noticed that.
So here we are, still in November, but barreling headlong into the end-of-year holiday season. I guess the best we can do is to remember to be grateful that we are able to celebrate somethings so marvelous as Christmas, (with advent leading up to Dec 24-25), Hanukkah, (December 2 to December 10), Kwanzaa, (Dec 26-Jan 1) and the winter soltice, (Dec 21), and so on. Others too numerous to mention but equally worthy of celebration.
I guess what I am taking away from on this is there is so much to be thankful for and to celebrate, that our attitude should definitely be one of gratitude. And if that leads to a gratitude hangover, so be it. The cure for that is simple: gratitude.