Sunday, January 1, 2012

Thankful... 01/01/12

There was a little "project" which I started doing in a spirituality group on MySpace - WOW - Remember MySpace!?! - way-back-when.

I believe it was 2006... but that doesn't really matter now, does it?

Anyway - there was this little project which I started doing on MySpace way-back-when. Every day I'd post a list of things that I was thankful for. At first it was a straightforward list of 3 to 5 things - like "Family"... "Friends"... "Health". Then it became a little more specific to the day - like "A wonderful lunch with wonderful friends at the Holiday Diner today". Then it expanded even more... expanding and evolving to become an abstract - and often quirky - list of random thoughts, items and feelings - sometimes posted daily... sometimes weekly - which often brought about enthusiastic responses and comments from friends and family members and even people I didn't know.

It has been a while since I've done that little project. Eventually I left MySpace (didn't we all?)... and went to Facebook. I started this blog... and for a time I posted some "Thankful" lists here - but a few years ago it just sort of fizzled out... and the last one I did was in January of 2009.

Well... now it's time to change that!

So - using that post from January 2009 as a bit of a base to expand upon... here's the first of what I hope will become many "Thankful" lists for 2012!

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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.

... with awesome co-workers who have become even more awesome friends...

... and amazing, understanding, and supportive bosses.


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...

... my iPhone and Mac - and the moments of "connectedness" they bring.

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

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


Today I am thankful for...

... giant pots of "Sunday Gravy" bubbling away on the stove...

... and the wonderful memories the aroma brings.


Today I am thankful for...

... Molly Wringwald's lips...

... and "Jake Ryan's" too!


Today I am thankful for...

... rolls of Kodak professional Black & White film waiting in my fridge.


Today I am thankful for...

... "Felice Anno Nuovo!"...

... being able to say "arrivederci!" to 2011...

... and bringing in 2012 with a bang!


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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