Thanksgiving here in the United States is a day set aside to remember to be thankful. Thankfulness should be a daily thought process, but I like the fact that we celebrate being thankful even if it is just once a year. Many of us spend the day roasting a turkey, watching football (and that’s American football for all you folks who call soccer football, too), and hanging out with friends and family. Oh, and don’t forget the fabled pumpkin pie! (which I just remembered to get out of the freezer – yikes!). Now all this thankful activity reminds me of what I am thankful about online.
1. Recipes for Anything Imaginable
Used to be you had to call your mom to remember what temperature to cook the turkey. Now you can go online. I used www.butterball.com since I bought one of their turkeys. I still called my mom, but we could talk about other things instead of turkey.
My neighbor brought corn pudding to our neighborhood gathering. It was delicious. Rather than trying to catch up with her for the recipe, I found a great selection of recipes at www.myrecipes.com Turned out there was a recipe for corn pudding in this month’s issue of Southern Living Magazine, but I haven’t had time to read through it yet.
2. Sending Thanksgiving Greetings to More People
After I moved away from home and started my own family, we always call home on Thanksgiving to remind everyone why we were thankful for them. It is great to talk with siblings, parents and grandparents – even if they were far away. Today, we can connect with so many more people through email, facebook, twitter, and even this blog. I am thankful to you for reading this today.
3. Black Friday Preview
While the TV ads are blaring how early you must arrive to get the best deals on Black Friday, you can do most of your cost cutting research online. You can find all the major department store flyers at www.blackfriday2010.com. And even sychronize your watch!
Some online merchants are taking advantage of the anticipation and starting a week early. Amazon started their Black Friday specials the previous Monday (so would that be light grey Monday?). It’s nice to get a jump on the deals.
Enjoy your day of being thankful!
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