If your like most families, you probably see Thanksgiving as a time to get together with family, eat until you feel that you are going to explode, and then fall asleep while, er, “watching” a football game. This is all well and good, but might I recommend this year you give something. Whether it be clothes to a Goodwill-like place, or food to a shelter, or even your time to work in one of the mentioned places. Give something that you have excess of to people who don’t, so that way you will have given them something to be thankful for if they are struggling in a difficult time.
As an avid book reader, I have discovered this new form of depression that comes from good books. What do I mean? I mean that moment when you see you are close to the end of a good book and you are upset that your are coming close to the end. This effect is multiplied when it is the end of a phenomenal series that you have been invested in for years. After you get depressed, you have those moments where you find another good book that you already read, or you rush into a book that you may or may not enjoy. Wish me luck as I begin an epic struggle to find the next good book.
My dad is about one of the biggest Cleveland ______ fans around. He loves the Cavaliers, the Indians, yes even the still winless Browns whose fate he has started to accept. But the main point I wanted to make is the good ol Cleveland Indians. They were having quite the season, but people still thought, “Ehh, they won’t make it far in the play offs.” Guess what, they did. They were thought to lose the World Series in only 5 games. Bt they won two on the road in Chicago. After overcoming all of this doubt from many professional commentators, they have a 3-1 lead in the series, they are practically home free. But no, the pull a Golden State and lose three games in a row including a maddeningly close game 7 and are forced to wait at least another year to win a World Series. With all of this sadness on Cleveland, don’t get me wrong, I’m quite happy the Cubs won. This being their first World Series win in 108 years, I think they deserved it. I guess its just that my family are Cleveland fans, I wanted to see them go all the way, but they just couldn’t quite make it.
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