Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for? That's a tough question - there's so much to choose from.

I'm thankful that I've got my kids in my life, as they make me really happy and give me a feeling that I've truly done something worthwhile and meaningful with my life.

I'm thankful that my parents are around and in my life and my kids' lives. I'm thankful for my brother and his wife, and for my wife's parents and siblings, some of whom have very much become like siblings to me as well.

I'm thankful for the opportunity (such as it is) to tell stories for a living. The "for a living" part is very much To Be Determined at this point, but the opportunity is certainly there and I'm doing my best to take advantage of it. I'll be even more thankful if my wife can get herself into a stable employment situation.

I'm thankful that today is one of the great feasts of the year, and I'm thankful to have made it to another holiday season. I've always loved the holidays, and these days I feel like a kid the way I get into the whole Christmas spirit, although now it's more about the love and family than it is about the opening presents thing.

Most of all, I'm thankful for my beautiful wife. She inspires me, supports me, encourages me, and makes me a better person than I otherwise would be. Best of all, she loves me, which counts for a lot.

Happy Thanksgiving, Vellumites!

I'm off for the holiday, so look for a new post on Monday morning.


  1. I'm thankful that turkeys aren't landing near me like bags of wet cement.

    (I'm also thankful for my wife and son and interesting blogs.)

  2. Turkeys dropping from the sky? You mean like on
    WKRP in Cincinnati?

    Hope you had a great holiday!