While I’m still a little euphoric from a great Ultimate game today, I’d like to pause and reflect on the things for which I’m thankful.
To start with, I am completely 100% healthy. This is mostly just luck, as any number of debilitating diseases or maladies can strike anyone at anytime. I am thankful that, so far, I am not one of them. As of this writing, I don’t even have so much as a headache or sore throat. And I’m happy to pay my health insurance premiums so the truly sick can get taken care of, and hope my turn never comes up.
Of course I’m thankful for a wife that tolerates me (mostly), two children that are smart, happy, healthy, and well-adjusted, and a dog that is always happy to see me. The cat, well he can go either way. I’m lucky that my parents are still around (possibly even my birth-mom (call me!)). My grandma’s even still kicking along fine at 91, though her legs are feeling it.
I’m very grateful for my clients who have placed their trust in me to deliver them a good service at a fair price. I’m going to keep on plugging away for you, dear clients. Thank you for keeping my lights on and food on the table.
I’m so thankful for the friends I’ve accumulated. Each of you has become a part of me and I hope I reflect and magnify your friendship back to you.
Lastly I’m thankful to have been lucky enough to be born in the USA. I took for granted how good we have it here for too long, and I’m sure I didn’t realize how strong its foundation is, yet how fragile it can be in the face of crisis. Thanks to those that defend her, those that protest when you want to be heard, and those that work thanklessly and tirelessly under the radar doing good work to make her an even more perfect union.
And thank you for reading this! May you too have good health, happiness, and a wonderful Thanksgiving.