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What I am Thankful For: An Optimist’s Perspective

optimism The birds and the bees and the bubblegum trees… I am thankful for the world, which is as sugary and yummy as the big rock candy mountain.

My Thanksgiving cup of apple cider is not just half full; it is brimming over with the fruitfulness of this year’s harvest. Yipee!

Thanksgiving. By golly, the word thank is right there in the name. Thank, thank, thank, thank, thank. I just can’t say it enough. It reminds me of that song by K.C. and the Sunshine band: Thank, thank, thank, thank your booty. You’re welcome.

Pumpkin pie for dessert?! Hip, hip, hooray. Each lovingly handcrafted slice represents the limitless future of the pie industry, especially in Deerfield. And look, doesn’t the whip cream look like a cloud. Goody, goody, gumdrops. I just want to fly away in that cloud. Gee whilikers, wouldn’t that just be dandy?

I am thankful for college applications. Although I haven’t heard back from any of the nine schools I applied to, I am sure I’ll get into each and every one. Maybe I’ll get a scholarship! Maybe I’ll use two exclamation points in this sentence!! I did it!!!

Most of all I am thankful for being optimistic. It is better than being a fatalist. Right? Oh no, am I becoming a fatalist? Why do I keep asking so many questions? Will this stop? Do I even know who I am anymore? Oh yeah, of course I do. I am an optimist. Nothing can ever go wrong.

December 30, 2008

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