Happy thanksgiving, America! I love that as dysfunctional as our society can be, we have enough sense of humor and cheer to all take a day off and gorge ourselves with delicious food.
I appreciate being alive.
I appreciate my health, and that I’m recovered from the foot injury that had me on crtuches this time last year.
I appreciate having a fun job in an economy where that feels like a luxury.
I appreciate my friends, who are busy planning everything from road trips to weddings to backpacking adventures to volleyball victories to interior decorating and more.
I appreciate my family, which is extraordinarily loving, affectionate and easygoing.
I appreciate my girlfriend, with whom I fall in love each day.
I appreciate coming home to a stock I own doing this, though I suspect it’s too good to be true. I’ll find out tomorrow.
I appreciate music, the listening and the playing and the beauty and joy it brings.
I appreciate volleyball, for being a game within which I can challenge myself and let the addictive parts of personality flow relatively harmlessly.
I appreciate the developers who created the free and inexpensive software which I use every day to be creative.
I appreciate the year since last Thanksgiving, for bringing more perspective and more joy to my life than I could have guessed.
If you’re reading this, take a second to add a comment and tell me one thing you appreciate. Happy Thanksgiving!