Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Obligatory Thanksgiving “What I am Thankful for This Year” Post

It appears that the obligatory Thanksgiving “what I am thankful for this year” post’s time has finally arrived. You knew it was coming as did I. I did everything I could to postpone it for as long as I could, but I think the time has come to just get it out of the way. We can just rush through it together.

I do not mean to make it sound like a chore. It is an obligation for any blog host to post a thread the night before a major holiday that deals with the day at hand. It is something that must be done and here I go:

1. I am thankful for my family and all their love and support. I am a pain in the ass about as often as I am a joy and I thank you for putting up with me when most people would not and for accepting my flaws with a smile.

2. I am thankful to each and every one of the Lemmings who have found their way home. I really did not know what to expect reaction-wise when I started this blog. I had no idea what I was doing (and still don’t) and you have supported my growth and helped make me a better writer. You have no idea how much your coming here means to me.

3. I am thankful for my friends and all their love and support. I have never had many friends, but always had close ones. I am so lucky to have the group I do. Yes mom, there is more than one.

4. I am thankful I live in a country that allows me to scream as often and as loud as I do. I am fully aware I would have been shot long ago in many other nations. Right or wrong I can state how I feel. There is nothing greater than being allowed to be wrong. It is liberating.

5. I am actually thankful to be alive at this time in history. I realize it must seem like we are teetering on the brink of oblivion here, but I think it always seems that way to those going through history. I think we are advanced physically, spiritually, mentally, and technologically that we can overcome anything before us if we try.

6. I am thankful for the group of people I work with. They are an amazing group of people. Like my family, they must put up with quite a bit just for knowing me and, unlike my family they do not have to put up with any of it. They do and I am so thankful for that.

I know there are infinite more things I am forgetting, but I am also thinking of my reader right now. I will be honestly shocked if you get this far. Thankful lists are rarely the most interesting of reads, but their writing is essential. Have the best of Turkey Days to each and every one of you.

And Thank You to You.


Serena Joy said...

I made it all the way through your list, and I find that I'm thankful for many of the same things you are. The comaraderie and support of friends and family is definitely something to be thankful for. It's awfully hard to go it alone, and I'm grateful that I don't have to.

I am also very glad to be living in this moment in time. It's been momentous in many regards, and there's still plenty to come. Some of it may be bad, but it's going to be important to the history (and the future) of mankind.

I'm thankful for much more, but I don't want to get maudlin. In fact, I should go to sleep. I have to get up early and cook a turkey to take to my mother's. And yes, I am thankful that I have a family to go home to.

Happy Thanksgiving.

RexZeitgiest said...

I am thankful for easy open jars....microwavable panckes....gas under $2.50....and my mom.....

Happy thanksgiving Kan....

Variant E said...

Very nice list. I'm thankful I won the big poker night with the family tonight. How's that for shallow. Seriously though, I agree with your list. Hope you had a great holiday.

Serena Joy said...

Oh, my God -- microwave pancakes. Yes! I worship whoever invented the microwave. I'd starve otherwise.