Before the holiday party that is December swings in, Thanksgiving seems like a great time to begin the reflection process. To think about what you loved about the year that’s almost behind you, what you want to change in the one month ahead and why you’re grateful for the life you’re living, with the eyes that you’ve been blessed (as opposed to, you know #blessed) to see this, on an electronic device you were lucky enough to afford to read this, with the fingers you have, which maintain mobility that let you scroll and click and do all the things you want them to do, including plug your headphones into your operating ears to ultimately listen to this.
We talk about gratitude a lot this time of year and it’s easy to get caught up in the white noise — “I’m grateful for friends and family” — without actually thinking through what you’re grateful for, but what a mistake that is!
Here we’re being given an opportunity to sit down, shut up, digest and think. No one is e-mailing you. No one is wondering why you haven’t returned their text or posted a photo to Instagram yet. It’s just you and your people. So maybe for once, let’s not get caught up in the white noise and let the day pass us by like any other could. Let’s think about what we’re grateful for — I mean really grateful for — and in the spirit of pseudo-family, let’s share that shit.
I’ll start by turning your attention to the very short Monocycle special above.
Monocycle is produced by Kate Barnett and edited by Nicholas Quazzy Alexander.