Sometimes, life gets hard and it's easy to forget that I have much for which to be thankful. Here are some things for which I am thankful this year.
My sonsAt 15 and 18, they have grown up strong and smart and good natured (at least they are good-natured by teenager standards). They are tall, good-looking, athletic and popular, without being arrogant about it. I cannot wait for them to fully grow to manhood.
My siblingsMy sister passed away this year. Her death and what followed put a major strain on the whole family. My siblings and I banded together for support, without which we could not have made it through this trying time.
My parentsThey are pushing 80 and their health varies each day, but they are still going strong. I'm glad they are still a part of my life.
My friendsYou know who you are and I appreciate the listening ear and the cold beer.
My careerThis wasn't my first career choice, but it is the one that I've enjoyed the most. The constant learning keeps me moving forward.
Happy Thanksgiving all. Don't forget the good things and good people in your life.