Monday, December 1, 2014

Thankful For Honesty

Last week everyone had the opportunity to reflect on the things they are thankful for. Me? I could easily say a clean water trough and a fresh scoop of feed and getting to hear Shake It Off one more time. Well, there are somethings I suppose I'm not thankful for. Perhaps I should be thankful for honesty.

Facebook put together a map of what people are thankful for based on what was posted in each state.


Sure you have some typical things such as God down in the Bible Belt, but there were some interesting outcomes. Lets imagine there this as a state beauty contest and we're at the point where you say what your state is most thankful for.

Texas: "The rain." Makes sense, right? Certainly with the drought they've been experiencing there and elsewhere.

Alaska: "Children's laughter." You can't go wrong speaking nicely about children.

Michigan: "Electricity." A practical, and house warming, if not heart warming, answer especially in cold wintered state.

Wyoming, Nevada, and Pennsylvania: "Country music." Personally I'm hoping that country music is making a renaissance in those states as opposed to what's on the radio here, but maybe they the truth is they found stations that don't play Shake It Off.

New Hampshire: "Netflix." While it might be easy to dismiss the video streaming service as a shallow choice what would you do if you were stuck in the house during a huge snow with you, your kids, and your mother-in-law all stuck in one room staring at each other? Yes, be thankful you have Netflix.

Where was milk and other dairy products you might ask? Obviously they were the number one thing for each state and I cite the lack of dairy mentioned for Wisconsin, a huge dairy state, as proof. If Facebook had reported the real number one then there would be nothing for me to write about. So, like Taylor Swift, go ahead and shake it off (one more time) and drink your milk.

Agent 243, reporting for the Udder Side.

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