Sunday, January 25, 2009

Thankful... (01/25/09)

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Today I am thankful for...

... a new year...

... a blank slate...

... and a world of possibilities.


Today I am thankful for...

... having a job that I actually love.

... great bosses and awesome co-workers.

... being given more hours...

... being given more responsibilities...

... getting a raise.


Today I am thankful for...

... my amazingly wonderful and beautiful wife.


Today I am thankful for...

... my amazingly wonderful and beautiful children.


Today I am thankful for...

... knowing that in just a handful of days Holly and I will be standing among 20,000 other metalheads... watching Metallica kick ass.


Today I am thankful for...

... my iPhone - and the moments of "connectedness" it brings.

... my iPod - and the moments of "sanity" it brings.

... my camera - and the side of me it brings out.


Today I am thankful for...

... my first pint of Guinness in almost a year.

(Sweet, wonderful Guinness! How I love you so!)


Today I am thankful for...

... the self-promise of monthly trips to Manhattan.

... the self-promise of art school photography classes.

... the self-promise of licenses... and perhaps a Piaggio.


Today I am thankful for...

... over 20 different Iron Maiden albums...

(and still having more to go!)


Today I am thankful for...

... a sense of Self.

... confidence.

... creativity.

... inspiration.

... desire.

... passion.

... dreams.

... music.

... and an intense "need" to express myself.


Today I am thankful for...

... now...

... this moment...

... and the possibility of the next.

(and the immense beauty inherent in that).


Today I am thankful for...

... Walt's words (Whitman... not Disney)

... and the fact that, yes - even I, get to contribute a verse.


Today I am thankful...

Today...

... I AM...

... thankful.

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