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2009-11-25 14:57:37.43961+00 by Chris 7 comments

Howdy all from Rancho Malario, my hilltop compound in North Florida. Dan has foolishly given me the ability to post topics directly, so perhaps something timely and appropriate would be suitable for my initial effort. Ok, what of this Thanksgiving holiday? In spite of everything, I myself can count on all my fingers and almost half of my toes reasons for gratitude at the present time. So, my question is: What say ye all? Stop for a moment........life ain't all bad. Ok, whaddaya got?

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 17:23:19.480884+00 by: JT

My grandfather used to say "It's never a bad day when you wake up on the right side of the grass."

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 16:45:10.544341+00 by: m

I woke up this morning. Everything else is icing.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 13:26:29.468086+00 by: Chris

You gentlemen pretty well said it all, I especially liked Dan's statement about being grateful for parents who put a lot of effort, care and love into raising him. Those are the greatest gifts one can give another. If one does not have his head in the sand, it is all too obvious that the near future is going to be presenting us with a whole new set of challenges, and I am grateful for such technologies as the computer and the Web which enable one to network, learn and arrive at the knowledge and facts that will provide the means to evolve as needs dictate, and the skills to go on and not only survive but hopefully prosper. I am thankful for all the smart, creative articulate people who are out there, and for the fact that I have been fortunate to find some of them. And, on this Thursday morning, I am thankful that after 4 days of digging, building forms, running my concrete mixer and hauling seemingly endless amounts of concrete, that the house foundation that has been busting my ass is done, and I am one sore tired s o b, but happy. I saw a video of a Buddhist gentleman online, I will put the link below, I am thankful for having heard his interview on NPR, there are some real things of value in what he says, give it a shot, it is worth the time.


#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 13:04:05.000922+00 by: meuon

My short list:

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 04:08:32.475674+00 by: JT

Well, I'm not so employed as of recent times, but we still have a roof over our heads. Coming January I'm shipping out into the Army in a SigInt position, so everything should be shaping up soon between having a second income and some decent benefits for a change. We're down with the in-laws for the Thanksgiving holiday, so it's nice to be surrounded by family and friends. I'm breathing, I'm not hungry, I have a home, I'm relatively healthy. I'd say that's a lot more to be thankful for than many people can say during these times, so I'm doing pretty darn good.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-26 03:04:48.900074+00 by: radix

Dan's already covered the bases: I'm employed, in good health and fatter than I should be. Life is good.

My turkey day will be the bachelor outing. Three of us. I am deep-frying turkey again (I think this will be this third or fourth time). Probably carving too.

I'm most thankful that my Grandma will still be around for me to get another visit in next month. Gotta be thankful for the time that we have.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-11-25 21:18:41.751469+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ain't all bad? It's pretty damned good...

I mean, we could start with the trite stuff, I've got a roof over my head, I really haven't ever wondered where my next meal is coming from (well, I mean, except in the "are we going out or cooking here?" sort of way), and given some of the people I know now those are all good places to start, but I think chasing those symptoms back to the roots is worthwhile.

I think everything else flows from that, and a decent amount of luck though it's always hard to tell what's chance and what's made.