Thanksgiving is the one holiday that all American's celebrate, which is what makes it so great. It's a time for family and friends to get together and do what Americans do best; eat. It also allows us a time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Little things in life that are often times taken for granted.
I'm thankful for my family and friends who have always been there for me. It's interesting how as kids we often take what our parents do for us for granted. We complain about not getting a new phone or having too early of a curfew. When you get older you realize that they did this because they care.
At the Old Brogue last night, I realized how many people I had lost contact with over the years. It's amazing how your friends change as time passes and life happens. I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of great people in my life, and am thankful that I still keep in touch with a core set of 4 or 5 of my closest friends.
I'm thankful that I have the freedom and opportunity to do what I want. I'm thankful for lazy Sunday's on the couch watching football. For having a job I enjoy and that I am proud of. I'm thankful for Saturday afternoons on the Potomac with good beer and a good book. I'm thankful for my health and the ability to play pick up basketball whenever I want. Most of all I'm happy that after 24 years I've finally realized that it is always better to look at things with the glass half full. There's a lot of bad stuff going on, but that makes it even more important to appreciate the good.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!