Thursday, November 27, 2008

Be Thankful?

I'm sure I'll be one of the many posts cheesier than Aunt Louise's Velveeta Corn Bake on Thanksgiving but I even enjoy that once a year so I hope you'll indulge me for a few lines.

There is so much to bring you down these days. On a national and international level so many people are suffering. Personally, the challenges are huge these days.

Still, I know how fortunate I am and I know that the challenges in my life are small compared to others. I am thankful. I have a great family and a good career. I have new friends who tickle me and old who are faithful. I have enemies and obstacles who keep me sharp and focused and continue to remind me how much I want to succeed. I have my health while I know others are suffering. I am thankful that I have people who depend on me and give me their trust. It is quite an honor if you think about it. I have a floundering small business that is making it, barely.....but making it none the less. I am thankful I have a wife who supports all my crazy dreams and encourages me to chase them. I am an optimist still.

I run through these holidays knowing it will be a last for our family in important ways. I am thankful for the time. I like this verse Romans 8:28 in the Bible. It helps remind me that things will be okay.

Currently, I have to smile a bit and not get frustrated because my son keeps coming in and out of my office slamming the door, slamming the dog in the door while I am trying to get this post done so I can bake a couple job for the family feast today....don't ask why I didn't just go buy them.

And I'm grateful if you read this silly blog that I try to write. I don't write it for money for fame just a little creative outlet and it tickles me that sometimes people like to read it and it humbles me that sometimes people even enjoy it and care enough to write a little something back.

Don't be afraid to live like you are dying. Vaya Con Dios. Now, football, food, family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW Joco MAN- that post gave me a little lump in my waddle. Thanks for a healthy dose of reality as I pause from nagging to be glad for those at whom I nag...Happy Thanksgiving from one of your avid anonymous readers from WI