It’s Thanksgiving.

It’s time to be thankful. And do I have a lot to be thankful for. I’ve got a Bible study group that’s made up of a couple dozen of the best people you’ll ever meet anywhere. A bunch of us are getting together on Friday just because we like hanging out. You can’t ask for better friends.
I’m thankful that my wrists are working just fine. Vitamin B6 and B complex and Omega-3s are a very good thing. Take lots. They help your wrists feel better and help you think more clearly and make you less moody. What’s better than that? I’m thankful for those, and thankful that someone pointed me to a book that pointed me to that trick. It saved my career and my livelihood.

My computer’s acting up and my Pinnacle DV500 has a mind of its own. I’m thankful that I have the means to afford a powerful computer to do the DV500 justice, the skills to troubleshoot the thing, and once it’s working, the skills to produce something with it that makes it look like I know what I’m doing (even though I honestly don’t have a clue). I’m thankful that I’m surrounded by people with great ideas.

I have to drive two hours yet tonight to see my family. I’m thankful that I have a family to go visit, and that we’re on good terms. I’m also thankful that there are dozens of people who want to know what I’m doing for Thanksgiving. I’m thankful that they care. And I’m thankful that I’ve got a reliable car to get me there, and safely. And as annoying as road construction is, I’m thankful that MODOT is working on I-70, because a year ago that highway was completely unsafe to drive on.

And speaking of unsafe to drive on, I’m thankful that my friend Emily is alive and recovering after that car accident that would have killed any lesser person.

I’m thankful that I start transitioning into a new job starting Tuesday, doing something that challenges me more and that I enjoy more.

And I’m thankful, though still a bit confused about why, people are reading this.

There’s more, but I really need to make a phone call and get packed.

I hope you’ve got as much to be thankful for as I do.

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2 thoughts on “It’s Thanksgiving.

  • November 25, 2001 at 7:27 pm


    we read your page for the same we reason we watch "neighbors".


  • November 26, 2003 at 4:09 am

    I decided to comment here mainly to bring this item to the front because of the season. I’m thankful for too many things to list, but mostly I’m thankful for the wisdom to know that my blessings are gifts that I don’t especially deserve, that I live in a state of grace. It’s not that I don’t work hard and try to do my best, but what I might think I’ve “earned” is really only using the talents and opportunities I was given. I might have worked for my education and training but I did’t “earn” the abilty to acquire them. This gives me I think a healthy humility and keeps things in perspective. Great gifts imply great responsibilites. It reminds me that the persons I admired most when I was in the military were those who realized that rising in rank was not about perks and pay raises, but an increased ability to serve. I thank God for many gifts and pray for the insight to use them wisely. Happy Thanksgiving all.

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