Walking to work this morning, I passed the Free Store and noticed the long line of people looking for a little help. It took me back to last year when me and my sister were in that same line waiting to get a little something for our Thanksgiving Day dinner. It made me feel bad. It made me feel like I was a poor black girl looking for a handout.
Things are different from last year. I was out of a job and so was my sister. She’s still looking but I’ve been waiting on tables for the past ten months and now making a little money – so I went over to Kroger’s on Vine and got me a turkey last week. Paid for it myself this year – no handouts for me!
I feel proud when I look in my freezer and see that frozen bird.
It’s the little things like that that make me thankful this year.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody.
Karen @ The Hood