It's all about me! It's finally my turn and I'm going to tell you like it is. I've been waiting, and waiting for Emily to ask that I join in on the festivities and write my entry for her blog. She finally did after some encouragement from her hubby…and campaigning from my wife…and a few Hail Cesar bloody Marys. Anyway, all I'm saying is, it's about time! After finally getting the nod for a contribution, I started talking to Stephanie, my wife, about some possible ideas. We discussed the upcoming football season's benefits to humanity (this is before we heard about the thugs and gangsters shooting and fighting each other at the 49ers vs. Raiders game). Then we talked about golf, Taiko, our home, bowling and a few other things that I am thankful for; but nothing really spoke to me (I do only have one entry into this one year blog so I want to make sure this ONE is really indicative of what I'm thankful for). I continued the thought process over the next few days and it started to dawn on me that pretty much everything we discussed and that crossed my mind had one common theme.
Today I am thankful for friends and family.
Without my friends and family, I don't have anyone to suggest me as a guest writer, or accept me as one for that matter. I don't have anyone to discuss my ideas with or enjoy football seasons, rounds of golf, great bowling scores, home or my awesome dog with. Honestly, giving high fives and screaming at my favorite teams' games, myself or others doesn't feel quite right without another participant. Fortunately, I have surrounded myself with individuals I have the highest respect for and with whom I thoroughly enjoy spending my time. No matter what we decide to do, whether it is just sitting back and relaxing for a moment or going out for an epic vacation, I appreciate, respect and couldn't enjoy life without them.