As I grow older, I think Thanksgiving is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. Giving thanks never gets old… and it’s nice to have a day dedicated to it.
It’s a time for family, friends, and loved ones. For just being around each other and sharing a feast. These times become rarer as life continues to get busier.
There are so many people and things that I am thankful for that it’s hard to cover them all. But you should know that if you’re a part of my life, I am so very thankful and grateful to have you. Your support never goes unappreciated.
A few nights ago, I read a news story that reminded me of one of my favorite video games from childhood. So through the magic of the internet, I searched for it online, found it, and played it for the next few hours.
Although I’m older now, it was still great fun to play a video game again. It brought back memories of when my brother and I would play it all the time during long road trips. I could look back, smile, and remember all those happy memories.
As I was playing, I was reliving my childhood. Something that made me happy when I was younger could still make me happy. That’s something that never gets old.
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
♥… follow it.
When things get tough, where does your head go? Up or down?
Even for me, it’s hard to always keep my head up, but I think that’s the only way to go. If you have hope, then you’ll see things in a much better light. The downs suddenly aren’t so down. The bads suddenly aren’t so bad.
Tough moments come and go, but those happy memories really stick, huh? Flip through your memory box and count the goods and the bads. I’ll bet that the goods jump out. That’s because they’re the ones that matter the most to you.
I always like to say that as long as you follow your heart, things will tend to work out in the end. You’ll be fine.
Just gotta keep your head up.
“Only rainbows after rain
The sun will always come again.
It’s a circle, circling,
Around again, it comes around.”
– Andrew Grammer, Keep Your Head Up
… and realized how small you are?
I did this tonight and in comparison, I’m pretty tiny in the grand scope of things in the universe and beyond. It’s always humbling to just step back and take in life.
But in spite of this smallness, I feel like I have the potential to do great things.
Hey moon, I’m shooting for you.
After a vote by San Francisco’s board of supervisors tomorrow, Happy Meals as they are now could become a thing of the past. According to an article I read today, the city’s board is expected to formally approve a ban on most of McDonald’s Happy Meals in current form.
The move to turn Happy Meals into healthy meals has gone forward because some people felt that McDonald’s offers toys to entice kids to buy meals that aren’t nutritious. With the new proposal, McDonald’s and other restaurants will have to improve their kids meals’ nutrition with fruits and vegetables by December 2011 in order to keep offering toys with them.
This measure is the first of its kind for a large city and will hopefully set an example for other regions to follow.
It’s a bit weird to think that Happy Meals will be changed, since I grew up eating them myself. But this is how I think fundamental change will come to our nation’s health.
I believe that pressure has to come from bottom up, with local governments and communities leading the charge. This is a healthy start.
There’s just something so beautiful about the human nature.
The vulnerability. The possibility. The hope.