Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Red Kuri Squash for my Thanksgiving Day soup!
I am up ridiculously late because I wanted to prep/cook a lot of vegetarian goodies before tomorrow morning.

This year, I am very grateful that my two older brothers are also atheists. Our sibling Thanksgiving has been a tradition for several years, and I appreciate not having that awkward moment of "grace." Mostly, I will be thankful that I have family close by whenever I need them, and they have been there for me many times. I am thankful that my baby niece is beautiful and happy and healthy and that modern science has made childbirth safer for all women. I am very lucky.

But, then again, I don't believe in luck. I like the term "blessings," but it doesn't really mean anything for me. I guess I could say that I just feel grateful for what I have.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Science? I sure am. And to live in a country where I'm at least not stoned to death for espousing my views. Thanks, America.

Eat up, everyone!


  1. as we were all sitting down with our food, my sister-in-law goes "are you the type of people who are big on saying grace?" i actually snickered (does she not READ my facebook!?) and said "no, we're the type of people who are atheist. but you guys are more than welcome to say grace, we won't be offended." i hope i didn't sound rude, i was just stunned that my mother hasn't gossiped their ears off about my atheism (she doesn't approve) but now that THAT awkward moment is over, hopefully we won't have to do it again...

  2. Is your sister-in-law religious? It was nice of her to ask, at least!


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