I’m Grateful I’m Not A Turkey


Here’s my gratitude list for 2009.

I’m grateful:

  • that my nose is not any bigger than it is.
  • that I’ve never lived in Minnesota.
  • that I don’t have a dog.
  • that I’ve been to Texas and got out safely.
  • that I saw that cop on Gladstone Avenue before he saw me.
  • that I live with three beautiful females.
  • that I don’t live with four females…
  • that my pet fish doesn’t make noise.
  • for my really dry and often misunderstood sense of humor.
  • for needing reading glasses a lot because it means I can see.
  • that I saw Sister Vincent Marie sniffing markers before anyone knew it was bad for you.
  • that I had cute nuns like Sister Vincent Marie.
  • for not having to worry about my Mercedes Benz because I don’t own one.
  • for having the opportunity to lease a Porsche for six months
  • for losing the opportunity…
  • for still having a full head of hair even though my mother in law says it’s twice as gray since I got married.
  • that I got married.
  • that even though I’m freezing my butt off out here at 1am in my home office, that I have a warm house to go to just a few steps away.
  • that I don’t have to stand on a median selling oranges.
  • that I would if I needed to.
  • that my father has a garden.
  • that my mother always has food for us when we go to her house.
  • that I can play “Ave Maria” on my bamboo flute.
  • that I discovered Chris Whitley
  • that I can play a mean version of “Psycho Killer” on guitar. (you might even get scared)
  • that I like beer. (Benjamin Franklin said beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy
  • that I got to spend lots of time in Coronado dorm
  • that I got to ride my bike over Gates Pass.
  • for ice cream
  • for ice cream ( I really like ice cream)
  • that I have little kids
  • that I developed a terrible case of iritis more than once because it made me value my eyes so much more.
  • that I come from humble people (I know it may not seem like it..)
  • that my mouth isn’t any bigger than it is.
  • for my books, even the ones I haven’t read.
  • that there are people that actually care what I have to say.
  • for you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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