I wanted to take a bit of time this weekend to point out that I’m thankful for…wait for it…YOU! Yeah, you. I’m not going to embarrass you by naming names because you know who you are. You’re reading this for a reason! By the way, thanks for reading and being so Facebook-supportive. It means a lot.
I know a lot of people, but you’re one of a kind. You know how you do the stuff that you do? Awesome. Then there are the things that you say. Amazing. When we get together, you’re literally present. You can be so cool…except when you’re not. Remember that one time, when you did that thing? Sooooo, typical you! I think my favorite thing about you is your self-esteem. Some people would assume that I’m talking about someone else, but you clearly know what’s up. I wish more people were like that.
Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment during this Thanksgiving weekend to say THANK YOU to you and only you, for being you! That’s it! Oh, and don’t rub this in everyone’s face. They’ll get jealous and stuff, which is why I don’t usually play favorites.
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.