Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sometimes in life we all need a reminder to help keep things in perspective. A reminder that, for many of us, we have more to be thankful for than we realize. It’s only human that we sometimes lose sight of the important things in life that keep us in check and provide us with that reminder. And what better opportunity to reflect upon what you’re thankful for than the Thanksgiving holiday?

So, in no particular order, here are the things that I’m thankful for. Not just now, but every day.

–          I’m thankful for my wife. I know I’m not the most ideal person to live with sometimes (much less be married to!), but she still hasn’t run away yet. Small victories, people, small victories…

–          I’m thankful for my son. He is my world and my motivation for everything. I can’t picture my life without him, nor do I want to.

–          I’m thankful for the home we live in. We don’t own it, but we have made it ours. And it will always have a special meaning to us.

–          I’m thankful for my job. I have been given a great opportunity and get to work with some really great people. (Shameless schmooze).

–          I’m thankful for the clothes we have. They may not say Aeropostale or Abercrombie, but the name doesn’t make them any warmer.

–          I’m thankful that my father’s diagnosis was not cancer.

–          I’m thankful for the friends that I have. Whether I’ve known you my whole life or met you along the way, I appreciate your friendship.

–          I’m thankful for the food we have to eat.

–          I’m thankful for my immediate and extended family that has kept in touch over the years, even if we may not get to see each other often.

–          I’m thankful for the family I have that have passed on too soon, and the time that I had with them, especially Steve, Mikey, Josh, Pop and Uncle Kenny, all of whom I think about every day.

–          I’m thankful for my parents, for if not for their raging hormones, I would not be here.

There is certainly a lot more that I’m thankful for, but at the risk of causing you to enter a vegetative state, I will stop there.

I don’t need lavish house, I don’t need a fancy vehicle, I don’t need a six-figure salary, and I don’t need a bank account busting at the seams with money. I already have everything I need – a loving wife, an amazing little boy, a roof over our heads, food on the table, health, and clothes on our backs.

And that makes me far richer than any amount of money or material possessions ever could.

Happy Thanskgiving everyone!