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Tongue Thankfulness. . .

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Tongue Thankfulness

This Thanksgiving. . . 

Post Number Four

November 2022 Gratitude Challenge

In short: Happy Thanksgiving. Understandably, various parts of us seem to be in focus today. 


For starters: The stomach may get the most attention as the feasting begins.   While there may be time for seconds, you can also push away that plate. Just a suggestion - maybe it's a gut instinct.


After exploring tummy references, determining additional anatomical parts may be more difficult to find. However, expanding thoughts and the possibility of increased waistlines seem to go together. And like dinnertime conversations, the discussion can continue as we chew other options.


While not as obvious, the brain may be a good candidate for consideration as we organize the hidden and not-so-hidden meanings of the day.


Food for thought: Before we leave the table, I would like to share gratitude along with some respect for the tongue.  Its relevance is apparent each day. And the symbolic significance can become apparent on a larger scale.    😋🤪😛


Take for example, tongue twisters. They can tease and tempt us anytime.  This may be quite useful at holidays and when conversations seem to fall flat. Thankfulness towards the tongue goes without saying.  


Whistling while you work can be a fun choice at times too. And the tongue definitely comes in handy. Of course, everything in moderation, right?  Otherwise, it could be a kiss-off, a kiss of the death or some other kind of fateful kissing reference. 


Food for thought: Remember, holding of the tongue can provide heaping amounts of gratitude. Afterall, it may prompt us to pause as perspective takes place.


And in closing: Thank you for this opportunity to serve some tongue-in-cheek Thanksgiving cheer. Enjoy your holiday.



The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393




Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I don't know why I remember reading or hearing this, but it was something like this ~ All parts of the body get tired eventually...except for the tongue. I'm too "tired" to look it up who may have said it. Happy Thanksgiving Michael!

Nov 24, 2022 07:21 AM
Michael Jacobs

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - I hear countless things that seem to leave my mind nearly as quickly as they enter it.  Your comment makes me think of those who have unusual skills with their tongues.  I, too, will leave that for others to research.   

Nov 24, 2022 08:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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Nov 24, 2022 08:15 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - thank you.  May your Thanksgiving in Kentlands be filled with gratitude and abundant good things.

Nov 24, 2022 08:19 AM
Roy Kelley

We have a beautiful day in Kentlands and we are thankful for the comfort of our home. The turkey is cooking.

Nov 24, 2022 09:19 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Michael Jacobs thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all!

Excellent post for Thanksgiving.

Nov 24, 2022 10:36 AM
Michael Jacobs

John Pusa - thank you for the comment and I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is enjoyable.  

Nov 24, 2022 10:41 AM
John Pusa

Hello Michael Jacobs thank you, and I hope your Thanksgiving holiday is enjoyable as well!

Nov 24, 2022 10:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

As usual, you make all of us ponder.  I will be thinking of the tongue as the day goes forward.  Probably putting all those taste buds to work...overtime!

Happy Thanksgiving from Sedona AZ

Nov 24, 2022 11:40 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I suspect you're right about taste buds be put on trial today.  Enjoy your holiday.  

Nov 24, 2022 12:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday morning, Michael.

I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 08:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - continuing to find such moments prompts feelings of thankfulness and gratitude.  

Nov 25, 2022 09:17 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post with information for everyone to think about. Thanks for sharing. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 08:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Pat Champion - that's the plan and I hope that is also a part of your weekend as well.  

Nov 25, 2022 09:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Michael,

Interesting perspective on this important body part.

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend celebrating gratitude.



Nov 25, 2022 09:47 PM
Michael Jacobs

Bob Crane - so far, so good.  Gratitude and thankfulness don't need to stop.  

Nov 26, 2022 04:23 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Michael Jacobs: I cannot pretend or lie to you that I ate the best turkey ever. The reason is that I don't eat turkey, and we had (2) ducks at our feast. 

Speaking of duck, I don't know who said this or where I had heard it from, but I know that I started to feel like a duck after the third serving! 

The saying goes, "if it talks and walks like a duck, it must be a duck! Imagine what I felt and looked like after the third serving of duck! All these are just "hearsay."

My conclusion: the only difference between a turkey and a duck is that a duck has a bigger and longer tongue to "quack" louder to get a female duck's attention. LOL!

I need a drink after this!😆 

Nov 26, 2022 01:35 PM
Michael Jacobs

Aura Alex - should I call "foul" or "fowl" after your comment?  Hmm. . . I wonder as well as wander and admit to feeling a bit "quacked up" on more than one occasion.  I can only imagine after three servings. . .    

Nov 26, 2022 02:10 PM
Michael Jacobs

Aura Alex - yes, I had a nice Thanksgiving.  Thank you for asking.  

Nov 26, 2022 07:31 PM
Aura Alex

Michael Jacobs: you have to be careful if you say both "foul" and "fowl" in the same sentence. Folks without a native "tongue" might think you're stuttering!

This conversation is "quacking me up!" LOL!!

On a "lighter" side, did you have a good T-Giving?

Nov 26, 2022 07:28 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I'm still grinning from ear-to-ear, Michael! LOVE this and yes, I'm also grateful for the tongue!

Did you know that the tongue is the fastest-healing part of the body? (I learned that many moons ago in nursing school!)

Another one of my favorite quotes, "It's better to bite your tongue than to eat your words" seems fitting to share here!

Thank you again for your participation in this month's challenge, Michael. I loved each and every one of your entries. We all have so very much for which to be grateful and you certainly shared that you do as well. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2022 07:50 PM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thanks for the medical lesson.  The quote seems kinda familiar.  And one about words can always fit.  Plus eating them makes it rather tasty, right?   

Nov 27, 2022 03:23 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Michael.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Nov 28, 2022 06:54 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - as the end of November 2022 approaches, I read something earlier today that Christmas 2023 was XXXXX number of days to come.  I guess Cyber Monday has our minds in the future.  Near, kinda far and in all sorts of aspects of predicting what's next on the calendar.  

Nov 28, 2022 07:57 AM
Roy Kelley

We should be taking advantage of the sales to purchase a new TV. Sadly, I am not sure about what to select.

Nov 28, 2022 08:48 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - so many things in life seem complicated to me.  Televisions, for one, seem to be a small part of a bigger picture of that issue.  Hmm - maybe your comment could become Rabbit Ears "Whole" Pondering. . .  

Nov 28, 2022 09:37 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I enjoyed your tongue in cheek post and the part that strikes home for me is "holding your tongue". Not an easy task for me. HaHa.

Nov 28, 2022 09:03 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - me neither.  It's another work-in-progress that I can add to my always-growing list.  Now, the question of where it goes on that list - before or after lip-biting?    They seem connected yet quite distinct.  Oh, the dilemmas we face.  Happy Monday.  

Nov 28, 2022 09:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Bravo on your creative writing for an interesting Thanksgiving post. It was quite entertaining and fun to read. AR is lucky to have you. 

Nov 28, 2022 03:51 PM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for those kind words.  I appreciate it and hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a good one.  

Nov 28, 2022 05:15 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

I often forget to hold my tongue and sometimes that gets me into a heaping load of trouble.  Thanks for your entry!!

Nov 29, 2022 10:43 AM
Michael Jacobs

June Piper-Brandon - I am sure the number of times the situation you describe has happened to me and is common to most of us.  Countless comes to mind.  

Nov 29, 2022 10:45 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You always find ways to open a new world of perspective. I must go now and ponder Michael 🙂

Nov 29, 2022 02:36 PM
Michael Jacobs

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - ponder to your heart's content.  I am sure you will meet happiness each time.  

Nov 29, 2022 02:45 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael:

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was quite fun filled, with the 4 grandkids, and food filled...rather in excess.

I really enjoyed your tongue-in-cheek humor.


Nov 29, 2022 03:06 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Jeff Dowler, CRS - togetherness of many kinds can lead to time well-spent while excessiveness in food consumption can prove costly.  Both can occur in multiple ways.  

Nov 29, 2022 03:12 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday evening, Michael.

I spent Monday night and much of today in the hospital for multiple tests. It is good to be home.

Nov 29, 2022 03:25 PM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - I am sorry to hear about your hospital stay but glad to know you are home now.  Stay healthy.  Keep happy.  

Nov 29, 2022 04:01 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Michael - thank you for serving you tongue and cheeks for our Thanksgiving food.

Nov 30, 2022 02:05 PM
Michael Jacobs

Grant Schneider - tongue-in-cheek is often on the menu throughout the year.  I can't say it is a favorite of those who are served but it is a specialty of the house.  

Nov 30, 2022 04:10 PM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Belated Thanksgiving wishes and your thoughts could be applied to many holidays.

Dec 01, 2022 06:13 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What a fun post Michael Jacobs . My favorite is "holding your tongue" as it brings to mind James 3:9-10 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.

Dec 01, 2022 06:41 AM
Michael Jacobs

Bob "RealMan" Timm - it's always interesting to me to find the origins of quotes, sayings, idioms and such.  Each day can bring a new discovery.  

Dec 01, 2022 06:51 AM