Wednesday, November 23, 2011
And here's a boost: according the John Tierney, in the NY Times, Thanksgiving is also the most "psychologically correct holiday of the year" because simple thanks are good for you--good for the mind, good for the heart (literally), and good for the soul. Seriously.
Thirty-six hours from now, I will, I'm certain, feel as stuffed as our 13-pound turkey was. I'll try like mad to get outside to move around, to walk, to deflate my insides from that cloud of mashed potatoes and gravy. That'll happen--trust me.
According to Tierney, research makes clear this plain-and-simple fact: thanksgiving--which is to say giving thanks--is just plain good for you.
Strange as it may sound, dependence is a blessing. That's why tomorrow's holiday--barring eating disorders and family feuds--may well be the most blessed of all, if we really do celebrate, with prayer, our dependence on God. My goodness, I sound like a Calvinist.