Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Things For Which I'm Thankful

Family. We have our times of craziness and selfishness but we also have times of laughter and grace. We are what we choose to be and overall we choose to be delightful.

Friendship. On several levels we have the chance to be more connected than ever before. I am grateful for the time and attention of wonderful people. Some of them are good enough friends to be able to say, "Stop." I value them.

Country. We live in one of the greatest countries ever to take a spot on the planet. Even when we wander off the path I'd choose it has the sense and ability to self-correct.

Technology. I would not have thrived at saddling a horse every morning to work as a scrivener at the chandler's shop. 'Nuff said.

Second Chances. Deserved or not, sometimes we all need a hand. Sometimes we're smart enough to use them wisely.

The Juice. The spin of the wheel, the field high in turn four with two laps to go, both bowers and the king, the phone ringing off the hook with one container lost in Long Beach and the airfreight needing to be cleared N-O-W, whatever it is. I love it.

The Opportunity. Sometimes it is an honor just to be nominated.

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