For the second time in a row I am going to spend Thanksgiving by myself. According to the internet talking heads, I should:
- Beg a family to take me.
- Grovel and mourn how alone I am
- Go out for dinner
- Eat turkey hotdogs or turkey hamburger
My answer: forget about the talking heads, I am cooking a bird for myself, the whole bird.
Left get one thing straight family is optional. Look a George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Can anybody show me any requirement to be with family or somebody else to “acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor”?
Just because I am alone does not mean one can’t enjoy the holiday in style with a traditional turkey dinner. I have a ten pounder; I will have plenty of turkey for leftovers, soup, sandwiches and casserole.