Ah Thanksgiving. The radio plays nothing but….Alice’s Restaurant

I hope everyone has a great holiday with friends and family.
I hope you gave something back to someone less fortunate than yourself, even if all you could afford to give was a smile.
I hope you think about those no longer with us.
I hope you think about those still protecting our freedoms, missing their families this year.
I hope you help with the dishes, your cook worked hard to plan a meal made with love.
I hope you take a moment to reflect on everything that works in your life between the sports and the shopping and the already decorating for Christmas.
I hope you find more good than bad in your life, I know I do.
I hope you find peace in your thoughts.

I’m thankful for so much, I don’t know where to start. I could list more than 30 things I’m sure, but the donks are a honkin.
I am blessed with an amazing family and amazing friends. I appreciate everything we share and every difference each of you brings into my life. I don’t know what I would do without you. You know who you are.
I am especially thankful this year to have found a solid, lifelong position in the workforce with room to grow and a challenging but enjoyable work environment. What could have been a devastating year turned out to be pretty wonderful, I’m thankful for the chance.
I’m thankful for my Ipod, because fuck Alice’s Restaurant.
I’m thankful for the farm; it gives me purpose and keeps me out of so much trouble.
I’m thankful for the furry, chicken murdering, yard art’s shaped like ass. I laugh at them daily.
I’m thankful for my horses, especially Karma, there are days I don’t feel like my heart even beats unless I am sitting on your back.
I’m thankful for the shortness; he proved to me I can train a dog to be both unbelievable loveable and super annoying. No more puppy tug of war.
I’m thankful for the cats and their constant reminders I am insignificant in this world short of my ability to open a can. They will evolve to possess thumbs of their own one day.
I’m thankful for all the people and animals passed; you all gave me just as much as I ever gave you.

It’s so easy to be thankful for the good things. I’m thankful for all the bad things too. The farm troubles, horse accidents, random dead chickens, brain dead wild turkeys stuck in the field, cripple deer, broken spreader, flat tires, busted hydrants, trees down, broken fence, hurricanes, tornadoes, bad dates, good dates that don’t go anywhere, failed relationships, all of the challenges I’ve faced this year and every year just made me stronger and better. I still have a long way to go, but perhaps one day I’ll be as amazing as I like to think I am.  Thanks for always challenging me to grow. 

I’m most thankful I’m still here with the opportunity to be a little better every day.

Happy Thanksgiving! Find something to be thankful for, there really is so much.