Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am Thankful

It’s been a long, eventful year. It’s been one of those years where so much happens, sometimes all at once, that you forget that it’s only been a year. Frankly, it will probably take me a couple of years to recover from this one. But now is the time to be thankful And so I am.

I am thankful for my father, and all of him that I am.

I am thankful for my mother, her strength, her integrity, her caring, and her generosity.

I am thankful for my sister and the woman she has grown in to.

I am thankful for my brother-in-law and know that he will be there for my sister when she needs him.

I am thankful for August thunderstorms.

I am thankful for my best friend, who just finished her bachelors while raising her wonderful son.

I am thankful for stubbornness.

I am thankful for victory.

I am thankful for happy hour, even if I don’t drink.

I am thankful I got to say goodbye.

I am thankful for my grandmother’s long life and peaceful passing.

I am thankful for my aunt, who watched over me when I moved to Maryland and who’s had a rough year of her own.

I am thankful for Groundhog’s Day.

I am thankful for pacemakers and modern medicine.

I am thankful for Hokie Spirit.

I am thankful for the health and safety of my friends.

I am thankful for a job that makes me want to push myself and lets me do just that (even if I sometimes push too hard).

I am thankful for caffeine.

I am thankful for friends and coworkers who worry about me.

I am thankful for my temporary minions, who kept the little things from suddenly becoming big things.

I am thankful for basketball.

I am thankful for Futurama DVD commentaries.

I am thankful to be alive.

I am thankful.

3 Comments:

Blogger Diana said...

I think it's hilarious that you managed to put Futurama in there. LOL! Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Did you spend it in a black room in Alabama? I worked 4pm to midnight. I volunteered to work, though; I sat there for 8 hours and got paid for 20.

Did you ever get your birthday present?

11/24/2007 12:34 PM  
Blogger SpakKadi said...

Hey, those Futurama DVD commentaries helped get me through some rough nights. Nothing gets your mind off your troubles quite like David X. Cohen and Ken Keeler going super-geek while discussing how much time they put into making jokes scientifically accurate (or at least internally consistent to the physics of the show). If you are doing math in the writer's room, you must be writing for Futurama.

11/26/2007 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very thoughtful comments.

Dad

11/26/2007 10:31 PM  

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