Everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions, most of which revolve around turkey. We’ve all seen the classic Thanksgiving picture of a family sitting around a table topped with turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. For most people, that picture accurately describes the details of Thanksgiving every year, but I am not one of those people.
I have never really been a fan of Thanksgiving food. They’re funny to watch, but turkey has just never appealed to me. Thankfully, I have a loving mother who has allowed me to maintain my uncanny dissatisfaction of the large bird. Rather than forcing turkey down my throat each year, she instead cooked a special meal just for me: nachos. Yes, you read correctly. My wonderful mother has cooked me nachos on Thanksgiving Day for years, thus keeping my radical spirit alive. Unfortunately, this year will be the first Thanksgiving spent without my family, so I have to play “mom” for myself by ordering a large pepperoni pizza because that is the next best thing to nachos. Plus, I don’t have to do any cooking!
Regardless of my lack of food traditionalism, I still maintain the most essential aspect of Thanksgiving: giving thanks. I’m thankful to be alive and healthy. I’m thankful to have a family who loves me as I am. I’m thankful to work for a Company made up of LUVing People who want to see me succeed. I could go on and on because my list of thank-yous is never ending.
What about you? What are some things that you are thankful for this year? Let me add one thing to your list. Southwest Airlines will be serving a free drink to all our valued Customers (at least the ones who are 21 or older) flying on Thanksgiving Day. Now, that’s something to be thankful for! Who ever said that you can’t fly and have FUN at the same time?
As a Company, we are thankful for you, our magnificent Customers. Without your support, we would not be able to lift a single plane off the ground. Your commitment to our service helps us connect people to what’s important in their lives—especially during Thanksgiving. For that and so much more, we thank you.
Wheels up—have a free drink on us and a very Happy Thanksgiving!