I suppose it is customary to write a post about what I am thankful for on Thanksgiving. With so much going on in our lives, it is nice to sit down and reflect upon all the blessings we have. This blogger especially, has a lot to be thankful for. First and foremost, the lady I get to fall asleep to every night and wake up every morning to (except when I snore, then I am banished to the couch). I love my wife immensely and try to tell her that every day. A lot of people use the cliche "I don't know where I'd be without her". I know exactly where I would be; single and miserable. I was just thinking the other night how a lot of my friends that I hung(hanged?) out with before I was married are still single. When I was single I always thought that I would be the last one to get married. Weird how that works out. It has been a year and a half of marriage so far and I still miss her while I am at work and can't wait to get home to see her. I know when we get ready to make the jump that she will be the best mom. I can't begin to express what she means to me. I guess I will put it simply and say that I love her and am thankful for everything she does and is.
That was the easy one; the no brainer, if you will. The next thing I am thankful for would be my faith. My relationship with my God means so much to me. It is something that is constantly on my mind and something I try to improve on a regular basis. I will be perfectly honest and say that I usually fail. I am very rough around the edges and would surprise some if they found out how important it is to me, although at the same time I feel that is part of my charm. I am so thankful for the relationship I have with the Savior and with my Heavenly Father. I don't like to get preachy, especially on the internets (please disregard my semi-religious rant from a month or two ago, I admit it was a mistake) so I will leave it to that.
Thats two. Hmm, what is next? Ah yes, my job. Despite the minor issues I have with my current place of work, I am very thankful to have a job that lets me pay my bills and get sushi now and again. In these economic times a lot of people can not say that. I suppose this also includes and goes hand in hand with my education. I wouldn't be able to have a job like my current one with out my education. I like to poke fun at accounting, but I am so thankful that I have my degree. So many people are going through tough times and it is a gigantic blessing to not only have a job that pays the bills, but to enjoy your coworkers (generally speaking, not specifically. I work with some weirdos) and the work environment is a pretty sweet bonus. Did I happen to mention that I work less than 15 minutes from my home? Quite the oddity here in SoCal.
I suppose I could go on but when your iPod is #4 on the list do you really want to hear about the rest? I think not. I hope everyone who reads this has a fantastic Thanksgiving and remembers all the blessings in their lives. For those who don't read this, I hope you all have a terrible holiday weekend. Just kidding. :)
FunFact: I was friends with Charles Schultz's grandson in when I was in Chicago. I met his mom and asked her what it was like growing up with Charles Schultz as a Dad and all she said was, "Wah wah wah whah Wah wah."
PS Black Friday is for chumps. I am staying in all day.