Every Thanksgiving, I try to look back on the previous year and think about the things that I'm thankful for. I think it's a good practice to run an inventory on what really matters to you. It helps me refocus on the things that are really important to me and make sure my priorities are in the right place.
-I'm thankful for my wife. She puts up with all my shit and all the shit that comes with being with me and still continues to love me. That means something.
-I'm thankful for my parents. They are supportive and loving. They love my kids and will help me at the drop of a hat.
-I'm thankful for Erin's family. They love us and help us. Her mom would do anything for our kids and her dad would do the same.
-I'm thankful for this forum. I created the forum, so I guess I'm kind of thankful for myself but whatever. But it's great to have a place to vent and express myself.
-I'm thankful that I have a job. I know that this economy has been tough all over for a lot of people, so I have to appreciate that I'm employed in a job I enjoy. And I hope I keep improving and enjoying it.
-I'm thankful for my friends (the real kind). There are people that aren't my family that I know would take a bullet for me or would take care of my children or help Erin if something happened to me. A person is lucky to have people like that in his or her life, and I have more than I deserve.
-I'm also thankful for my virtual friends. Thankful for all the people that take the time to read my blog. Thankful for the other bloggers out there that I read on a daily basis and inspire me. Thankful for the people that give me blog love. I've said many times that I write it for me and my wife, so I have to be thankful that my audience reaches beyond that.
-Lastly I'm thankful for Grace and Ana. They make every aspect of my life better and more enjoyable. I live for them and strive to be a better man because of them. I appreciate every morning spent with them and every night of putting them to bed. And I love everything in between. Their smiles and laughs and the sparkle in their eyes make this life so much more worth living. Their lives are the greatest gift I've ever received. I never want them to think that I don't appreciate how much richer and more complete they've made my life. I plan on reminding them every Thanksgiving.
Anything that you're thankful for this year?