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On Facebook, I started a post asking people to declare the little things in life that they are thankful for. You can see the action HERE. This got me thinking even more about gratitude. I wanted to quickly think of a few things that I could be thankful for that don’t appear to be objects worthy of thanks. Here is said list:
- I am thankful for the collective economic distress by my peers in Los Angeles.
I don’t say this because I want everyone in the same leaky boat with me. I say this for a couple of good reasons. First off, I believe that lots of great accomplishments come after disappointment. I’m also glad to be in an environment where we aren’t always “keeping up with the Joneses” and can focus on our creative pursuits.
- I am thankful for being single.
The “inner-jerk” in me would say that I’m thankful to enjoy different selections from the menu vs. only getting to enjoy my favorite entrée day after day. In fact, I would say that the ability to roam in social situations has allowed me to expand my network. Of course, I’ll be thankful when “she” makes “herself” known to me so I can have a teammate in this game of life. I’ll also be glad to stop typing about “her” in quotation marks.
- I’m thankful for bills and collections.
Seriously, these people expect me to pay them and believe that I will. I appreciate their optimistic attitude regarding my economic prospects. There are times that I’m not sure and then I’ll get a piece of mail or a phone call demanding that I fulfill my potential and pay them. That’s true support.
- I’m thankful for the death trap that I’m currently driving.
No, I don’t have a passive plan to leave this life anytime soon. I appreciate living in an area where I can walk for entertainment, shopping, dining, etc. It’s good for my health and I get to know the area in ways that you can’t from locked inside of a vehicle. To be honest, I’m even grateful for the vehicle as it allows me to travel beyond walking range.
- I’m thankful for not being the obvious ideal in the dating pool.
Let’s be real. People aren’t dating me for my money, power, prestige or underwear model contract. I truly know that I’m being loved for being myself.
Well, that’s my quirky, unexpected list of thanks to go along with health, friends, family and all the other “big stuff” that everyone always gives thanks for. I’d also like to give thanks to anyone who read this often neglected blog. Hmmmm…maybe I should consider the blog for my 2012 list of resolutions. Last year’s 10 Single Resolutions was all about living the single life and I think Mr. Inner-Jerk took over that list. Hmmmm….
Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you all find reasons to be thankful for anything and everything you have in your lives.
I’m off to San Clemente to meet the #StumbleBaby.
“Today, I know I’m alive. I just wished I was dead a few times…” -JD
Here we go again. I have embarked on a personal “Getting Back To Warrior” program. Part of that includes restarting P90X which I did 2-3 weeks of before with my friends. Now, I’m starting it again and I’m doing it by myself in the my apartment, but I’m still connected with some friends via email and a Facebook group. Now we don’t have scheduling issues and traffic to keep us from working out.
Keep reading. There’s more…including VIDEO!
We’ve all been a part of a relationship that felt a bit strained.
We’ve all stayed in relationships way past expiration.
We’ve all felt the need to break up.
I’m at a crossroads and not sure whether I should end my relationship…with my soccer team.
I knew I needed to do something with my domain names and to build a presence on the web. I had previously labored with web design software and put up “good enough” looking sites that got the message across. Now, I’m using WordPress and this is incredibly easy and the result is professional looking. Amazing.