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Day 15: Dependence Day

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Today, I’m thankful  that I got to spend the day with my family, doing absolutely nothing.

I’m not exactly a patriotic person, and I’m a pacifist at heart. Since it is the Fourth of July, I was feeling obligated to be thankful for something American-like, even though I have honestly grown tired of so much about this country. It’s hard to feel proud to be an American when I look at what that means in context. Greed, glutton, ignorance, deception…  how could I when that’s how I see things? This tweet gave me the perspective I needed, though:

I don’t have to be hokey to be thankful that I am able to spend a holiday with the people I love. To sleep in a comfortable bed, and to not worry about much of anything. I don’t like war – I think it’s rotten, and I don’t necessarily think it has much to do with our freedom anymore. But I get that someone has to do it for us to make it in this difficult world. I’m thankful that they are doing it. That people are putting their lives on the line so that people like me don’t have to. I would be terrible at war. I would die. I mean literally, I would be killed. No time flat.

So, with all genuineness, I’m thankful that I get to enjoy being home, doing nothing today. I’m thankful for the people whom I don’t even know, yet depend so much upon, to make that my reality.

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Day 6: Spotless Mind.

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Day 6: I am thankful for the block feature.

If a frienemy over-tweets, you don’t want to see the wedding photos of your ex on facebook, or you have no desire to test the latest in erectile dysfunction medication, block can be your best friend.

Is it delusional to pretend something isn’t there that actually is? Maybe. But if I’m given the easy way out, why take the difficult way?

Now, if only AT&T would drop the $5/month charge for blocking a number – then I could go completely Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Until then, I’m thankful for what I’ve got. Thanks Twitter, Facebook and G+ for that wonderful little “block” button.