Thanksgiving, arrives tomorrow and one of the Jewish ones, Chanukah, comes next week. Tal Ben-Shahar, in his PBS Special, suggested keeping a daily log of Hakaras HaTov, five good things that took place each day. I keep my log in a grade school composition book obtained in the back to school sale. It is very sporadic in entry dates, though I am fortunate that I am never at a loss to come up with all five. These entries are always a look back, though, never anticipation of the good that might come my way tomorrow. As the wise character Alfred Doolittle noted, "the Lord is throwing goodness at you but with a little bit of luck a man can duck."
Since I cover Xmas each year, I can always expect Thanksgiving as a day off, though this year only the one day. The menu has been planned, the kids arriving from NY at some point, and a marathon of enjoyable meal prep and eating awaits.