Another year is headed to a close and it’s the time of year to consider what we have to be grateful for. I’m not one who naturally sits back and considers how wonderful my life is, to be content, and to just sit back. I always feel the need to be moving forward, though I’m working on a gratitude practice.
So Thanksgiving is always a good time for me to take some perspective and evaluate how great things are.
What I’m Thankful For
I’ve always been a generally health person, but the past few years have made me realize that I’m not immortal and things can certainly go wrong even when you take care of yourself. I’ve mad major jaw surgery, sinus surgery, and several sports injuries that took months and months to heal. All I can say is that I’m thankful the surgeries went well, it all seems to be behind me and I haven’t had any problems that modern medicine couldn’t fix.
Here’s to 30 more years of good health.
A Good Support System
I’ve got Caitlin and our 2 dogs and a plethora of good friends. Even though we’re not close (distance wise) to our family, all our parents are kicking strong, most of our grandparents and we have more aunts, uncles and cousins that I can count. We see them when we can and appreciate those relationships and support more every year.
It’s been a rough year for Houston, losing well over 50,000 jobs in the oil industry. It’s a rough time in the commodity sector, but both Caitlin and I continue to be gainfully employed, we have ample savings, low bills, and continue to stay on track for another record 2015 and 2016.
2015 has been another great year for memories. We had adventures in Belize, skiing in Colorado, birthday parties, lazy days in the pool, road trips to New Orleans, football games, concerts, plays and a dozen other great experiences. No complaints for fun so far.
I’m thankful to be home, in my sweat pants, with a turkey roasting, family laughing and friends coming over soon. There is food to be eaten, drinks to be drunk, and games to be played. I home you have a wonderful, happy, fat and full Thanksgiving.