The Annual Flaunting of Gratitude

Sarah McMahon
4 min readNov 23, 2023

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“What are you thankful for?” I asked Mike, my long-suffering boyfriend, who is often mistaken for my husband, not because we wear rings but because he is quite a bit older than me. “Long in the tooth,” as the horse people say. I was expecting him to say, “Oh, I’m so very grateful for you, my sweet, precious, intelligent, stunningly beautiful girlfriend.” But…

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