Want to be sweet like Pumpkin pie? Then don't be an asshole.
Blog posts, from what I am told by a semi mentor, are supposed to be positive, always. “Keep it light Rhiannon” Not today. All reading this who believe they live in a well-protected mythological bubble of life, please exit. And yes my punctuation is a little skewed because I speak my own language. The dashes and dot, dot dots are right where I want em, wrong or right. Trust me, there are far worse things in life then a girl breaking punctuation & grammar laws & following her own voice. Now on to giving Thanks….
To the man yelling at the Target employee because the cart escalator jammed and wasn’t moving fast enough for him, to the well fed woman barking at me because I momentarily got in the way of her photo shoot with her toddler on the beach, to the young couple making fun of and impersonating the nervous woman working at See’s candy-while your personal highs and lows are not discounted by what I am about to say (given the fantasy you could hear me or read these words rather) I do wish you had the wisdom, humanity and basic decent respect to understand that the fact you even have access to a Target with a cart to carry your goods, the fact that you have a toddler and can enjoy a sunny day at the beach, the fact that you have the luxury to purchase and taste some pieces of chocolate are all things to be THANKFUL for. Have we become so sour and spoiled, such egotistical privileged maniacs that it is acceptable to snicker and yell at other souls simply because we are impatient? No. I do not accept this. I refuse to ignore this. Whenever my own Ego takes center stage I check myself. Just one week ago people were shot execution style along with every other despicable thing we cannot even imagine that doesn’t make our local news. Our bad day is someone else’s vacation. And no the terrorists DO NOT WIN if you have to take a break from your normal ME, ME, ME life hang your head and be humble and kinder to the people around you. You should. Be thankful for your Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie, Your Tofu Turkey or sausage, cranberry, chipotle, farm raised, antibiotic free, free range, diamond encrusted, black truffle stuffing. We are lucky folks. Even with our scars, set backs, breakups and stock losses we are LUCKY. WE ARE ALIVE.