Thursday, November 24, 2016
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Things I'm Thankful for in 2016:
--I've got a better half who's great to me and for me. I haven't always been with someone who was both (or either), so this is a welcome change. Many people don't have someone special at all. Some who are married can't even say that. How many miserable unmarried people do you know? I know some happily married people--and I know some that make you wonder.
--Jackson the Greyhound is 14 and still living the high life. Which, for him, revolves around eating and sleeping, and going for strolls and rides.
--My good career and benefits. Lots of people don't have either of those, too.
--Purpose outside of my job. I have someone and something to come home to. Many come home to a TV or computer. I have those (and I have blogs), but I have more, thank God. I know too many couch potatoes and phone slaves. No thanks.
--Creative ability. Not all the writing sells, but that's okay. Keep on keeping on. Boredom is a death to me, so I really appreciate this. I'll throw hobbies into this, too, as I think they're a branch of creativity.
--Not too many financial pitfalls, though I probably need brake work as I'm typing this.
What I Want to Say I'm Thankful for in 2017:
--Better time management skills. I should be writing more, and more consistently.
--That the USA hasn't come under chaos or martial law by this time next year. I hope I look back upon this next year and chastise myself for worrying too much. We'll see.
--That the better half and Jackson are as happy with me then as they are now. Or happier!
What're you thankful for?
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!