Thankiness–kinda like Stephen Colbert’s made-up Truthiness.
Thanksgiving is such an odd holiday in the US. Considering the genocide of the native people who were here when the European arrived and the atrocities done in the name of God and national building, it sours for me the images of pilgrims and Indians.
I do think having a day to give thanks for the people and special moments and accomplishments of the previous year is a great thing to do. I typically write up a thankiness (or thankfulness list). After mentally scanning over the year, I consider all the many things that I feel thankful for happening and especially for the special people in my life during the year.
Some of you who read this blog are on that list. I sat for an interview last night for a transgender podcast (I’ll give details when it is up), and reflected on how rich my life has become with transgender friends, some who I only meet in the past year.
I will not post my Thankiness list, but it has been an amazing year and I feel very very thankful.
The next few days I will be off-line (AH! I can’t breathe!) so if you celebrate or not, I hope your next few days contain moments of thankful reflection (but no turkey–enough with the animal products!)
I leave you with a vegan fact:
I heard that a vegan who owns and operates a Hummer (those big ass vehicles that get like 13 miles to a gallon), leaves a smaller ecological footprint than a meat and dairy consumer….
who owns and operates….
a bicycle. 😉