Happy Thanksgiving! Here in the USA, it’s a great day to take a look at and appreciate all the reasons we have to be thankful.
And boy oh boy, do I have things to be thankful for…
First and Foremost – these three people! Just look at how awesome they are. I am constantly amazed at how strong, talented, thoughtful and wonderful they are.
My parents and brother and sister, my whole extended family and in-laws.
The amazing technology that lets my family stay in touch and talk/text/share photos daily, even though now we all live far apart.
The doctors who are helping me solve my breathing and lung issues.
The Williamston Theatre, and the amazing family of people who I get to work with there.
Zombies: Specifically, tv shows and games about them.
The fact that our power came back on after only 3 days of being out after the recent storm, and we have a warm place to live.
The wind storm that blew most of the leaves out of our yard.
The theatre industry in Michigan – thanks for letting me have a career for 20+ years.
Science Fiction! Books, movies, games, tv shows!
The wonderful friends I’ve got, some who I’ve known since 1st grade, and some I’m just getting to know.
The fact that we can get a new coffee maker, and that I can have decaf coffee.
The fact that I’ve been able to mostly eliminate caffeine, and still enjoy decaf coffee.
The incredible people who donate time, money, energy and positivity to Williamston Theatre. In the middle of our 8th season, it’s still amazing to me that it exists and prospers.
TV Talk, and getting to host a fun show there with my pal Joe. A little extra income, a lot of fun, and a great new experience to learn from.
Those moments in the middle of the night, when I wake up and walk the house just to check on doors and kids, and the gentle breathing and talking-in-their-sleep sounds that my family make when they sleep.
My Fitbit Flex, which helps me keep motivated to stay in shape, and the LoseIt! app on my iPhone, which helps me track calories and glucose!
Major League Baseball!
Turkey and Stuffing. With Gravy.
Slippers. Man, I love wearing my slippers.
And pajama pants. Warm ones.
Our elliptical running machine, and the “Zombies, Run!” app that I use while exercising! (Nothing like a good interactive zombie story to motivate you to lose some weight and get in shape!)
Almost 20 years of marriage to an amazing person. The life we’ve built together. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty darned great, and it’s ours!