Thursday, November 22, 2007


Its Thanksgiving. What am I thankful for this year? Myself!

Oh, I can just hear you now! That's an attorney for you, always thinking about himself. I'm supposed to be thankful for my family, my friends, the blessings of my God. I should be thankful for the roof over my head, my job, the car in the driveway, my nation, the men and women fighting around the world, etc., etc., etc. Oh, yeah, sorry. I just heard someone say on TV, "my boss". (I'm not even touching that one!)

But the one person we always leave out is ourselves. We race around the house working our proverbial asses off (sorry to you purists, but sometimes a little profanity is needed) to make our family and friends happy. We race from grocery to grocery to make sure everyone has exactly what they want to eat. We work ourselves sick, and on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we race from store to store, fighting for that toy, or best price so that no one is disappointed on Christmas morning. Then, sometime during the next forty-five days (can't forget making sure everyone is happy for New Year's Day!), the proverbial ass will spend several days in bed because we've totally forgotten about the most important person in this whole crazy time of the year: ourselves.

I bet everyone has someone in their life who is always worried about other people. Do you really think that you can make others happy, if you don't look out for number one first? Its impossible. Sooner or later, you'll crash. You'll blow up, get sick, or even die. Do you really think that those people you love will be happy when you're sick or dead? Unless they're a selfish bottom feeding reprobate, I doubt it.

You can only make those you care about happy, by being happy yourself. When you're miserable, you make others miserable. So take a moment this Thanksgiving, and give thanks for yourself. Let others do things for you. Work together, and share in your choices today. Make something for yourself and share with those around you.

Remember, unless you take care of yourself, you can't take care of others.

Let them eat fruit, not turkey. You'll feel better, and the turkey will be a lot healthier!

I'm rather proud of this Thanksgiving meal! BURP! ('scuse me!)


Penni in Tulsa said...

Bob....I love your post. Well said and I receive your wise thoughts. Your Thanksgiving looks perfectly raw and I'd love to sample everything! Blessings to you!

Penni (aka - rubyvroom)

Raw Vegan Family said...

Your Thanksgiving meal looks delicious. Thanks for sharing and showing all of us what is possible.

Happy Day!

Kristi said...

Bob, I love that turkey cartoon, it made me laugh. This was my first Thanksgiving as a vegetarian, and although I never liked turkey(eating it anyway), I saw the world and our traditions through whole new eyes :o You inspire me.
Kristi Hehnlin

Anonymous said...

Hi I was wondering why you say to eat fruit when your meal might have some fruit in it, but it is mostly just processed raw food.