When I was young (about 1,000 years ago) my mom would explain, in a patient and loving way, the errors in my way of thinking by telling me “you have another think coming”. As in “If you think you’re wearing that miniskirt to school, you’ve got another think coming”.
So today, I’m going to give out a few thinks, and a great many thanks.
To the patron at WalMart this morning at 6 AM (don’t ask. Well, okay, I said I would bring homemade dinner rolls to our friend’s dinner but forgot to check my yeast supply): If you think wearing a heavy jacket, gloves, daisy dukes and flip-flops is a fashion statement – You’ve got another think coming.
To the cashier at WalMart: If you think drawing your eyeliner to the hairline at your temple is a good look for you (or anyone) – You’ve got another think coming.
To the Black Friday Shoppers – if you think that is the best way to support our economy – buying cheap foreign goods at corporations that don’t even pay taxes – You’ve got another think coming. I’m going to spend the day trying to find local businesses to support on Small Business Saturday.
To the Detroit Lions – if you think I’m going to spend another Thanksgiving watching you lose a football game – you’ve got another think coming. I’m going to take a nap. Or read a book. Or anything else.
To my family – if you think because I moved away I don’t think about you every single day – You’ve got another think coming. I think about you and miss you every single day. Sometimes to the point I have to fight the urge to keep driving north on the way home from work. Sometimes to the point I lay on the couch and cover my eyes with my arm and weep softly because my arms miss hugging you, my eyes miss your faces, my heart misses your hearts.
To my readers and followers – If you think I don’t appreciate this creative community – this outlet, the sharing of thoughts and feelings – you definitely have another think coming. “Meeting” you all has broadened my horizons (and my backside from all this sitting at the keyboard and hours reading “just one more blog”). And I appreciate you all. You make me laugh, think, cry, learn and feel. Where else can you get all that?
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. If you think I’m going to count calories today – you’ve got another think coming. On this Thanksgiving – I am so thankful for family, friends, work, play, and loose stretchy pants.
What are you thankful for? Do you have any more “thinks” coming?