The day where the goodness of humanity is fully shown as it comes together and celebrates (and gives thanks for) the many blessings that God has bestowed upon it throughout the year; the day where good will and charity is shown to those less fortunate, and happiness is shared with all.
The day where humanity’s ugly side is shown as it sinks to the lowest of the low; the day where mankind unleashes its primal instincts and reduces itself to nothing more than a crazed and mindless mob, with hopes of securing that fabled Barbie Doll, or that discounted waffle iron.
Can you believe the difference between the two definitions? Can you believe how one day changes everything?
I certainly can’t, but the reality is there, as cold-cut as the definitions I provided, and it saddens me to my core that people are capable of such extremes.
But before I elaborate, let’s back-peddle a bit.