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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3 comments:

Holly Pia said...

You take something as simple as a list and turn it into magic. This was beautiful and I very much look forward to many more of your lists of "grateful things".

P.S. Thanks for the love! :-)

Lenny said...

Well I don't know about ALL THAT;)- but I am very thankful for you being in my life and including me in yours! Happy New Year Mr.Pia wherever you are!

Vincent James Pia said...

Aw, shucks! Thanks Mr. Lenny! The feeling is mutual! :-)