Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Giving Thanks, Day 20

Tonight I'm grateful for the convenience of living in a 1st world country. Granted, I have major issues with the politics that go on (from BOTH parties). But tonight it's one of the simple things in life that I'm grateful for.

Grocery stores.

Yup. I'm thankful to live in a time and a place where feeding my family is as simple as going to a store, buying food, and taking it home and cooking it. I don't have to worry about growing it myself, or hunting it, or gathering it. Mostly I don't have to worry if it's going to make us sick or kill us.

I get to just wander through the aisles, smelling produce and picking out the most ginormous turkey they have. (For the record: 21.54 lbs. I hope it fits in my roasting pan.) I push my cart up to the checkout line, swipe a card, and voila! My family has food.

It feels a little silly to proclaim my love of and gratitude for grocery stores, but there you have it.

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