Trying to be Thankful

Today is Thankful Thursday.

It should be easy to be thankful. I watched several you tube videos on the Holocaust and was appalled that people can do such vile things to other people. I’m thankful that I don’t have to deal with people hating me because of my religion, heritage or beliefs. I feel for the people who suffered through the Holocaust.

That has been my strategy of late, that is, realizing that other people have it (and had it) worse than I do (or did) and my first world issues and hangups don’t compare.

I recently was accused of having a chip on my shoulder. I looked up that idiom to see what it actually means and discovered that it means I have a grudge or grievance. Yeah, maybe I do, probably do. I believe I have a bonafide reason to carry a chip. Although it is interesting the accuser is the target of my chip. He can only say I need to loose the chip because he believes himself superior to me. How dare I have a grievance! I can believe that he believes he did nothing wrong and my grudge is baseless.

So, I will put distance between the Chip and my shoulder. And be thankful that I don’t have the Waffen-SS knocking on my door.

A patch of three trees along the Harrison Trace Trail at Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana. Nikon W300 photo taken by Dave O on April 3, 2021.
A patch of three trees along the Harrison Trace Trail at Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nikon W300 photo taken by Dave O on April 3, 2021.

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