Considering the holiday today, I decided to push back my blogging schedule a week and write something a bit more personal. First off, I'll talk shop once and then I'm done. Promise. I hope you all can find the time today to work a bit on your craft--I got my words in during the six-hour drive up to my aunt's house in Massachusetts. The time is there if you make it.
I'll keep this short. I've noticed it's fallen out of style to reflect on what you're thankful for on THANKSgiving. Here's a non-exhaustive list of the many, many things I have to be thankful for in this life:
I'm thankful for my family. They aren't perfect (no one's is) but they've always been there for me. My parents have sacrificed so much for us without batting an eye. I owe everything to them.
I'm thankful for my friends. They're to blame for some of my fondest memories, heartiest belly laughs, and stupidest decisions.
I'm thankful for my kind, gentle, intelligent, gorgeous, optimistic, and talented girlfriend. She's literally changed my life over the course of the one year and six days we've been together.
I'm thankful for my health. I was born with no seriously detrimental problems mentally or physically. I have full use of my body and mind while other people, sadly, have theirs with disclaimers attached. Good health is easy to take for granted until you lose it.
I'm thankful I live in America. I know this is a charged topic right now. I'm not going to get into politics on this blog. All I'm going to say is I appreciate the fact that I can walk out of my front door and not have to worry about a car bomb going off on my block or getting killed accidentally by a drone strike.
Hopefully reading this helps you come to realize what you're thankful for. Frankly, I'm damn lucky. Anyone like me is lucky. I sincerely hope everyone reading this has a wonderful and safe holiday. Spend some time with your family and friends. Kick back. Drink some booze. Eat second dinner at midnight in your sweatpants while your uncle is passed out on the couch.
Come Monday, we get back to making the world a better place for EVERYONE.