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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gimme a T...!

Today being Thanksgiving I want to give thanks.

I am thankful I live in a country where anyone can speak freely. I hope when people do speak freely they also take the time to listen openly as well.

My Dad use to say things that only as an adult do I truly understand,

"Think before you speak."
"Don't eat with your eyes."
"Whether I'm right or wrong, I'm always right."

I'm thankful I had parents who took the time to raise me right. I could never handle being a father without their lessons. Dad died over 20 years ago. Mom still can cook like a Food Network chef. I admire her greatly and thank her for making me, me.

I'm thankful for my wife and son. They both amaze me each day. My wife doesn't have an easy life, yet she still has the cheerleader clap in her heart. I enjoy watching her be a mom, wife and teacher. All while still being a student to our life's challenges. My son is the personification of energy. He wants to do it all and I think in his lifetime he will. His life started out rocky and his beginnings continue to be a challenge for him. Those challenges have been a source of focus for us. For him to be his best we can't ignore his issues. He may not understand it all now, but he's not one to stopped.

I'm thankful for my brother and sister. My brother and I have always been each others competitor. We continue to push each other in the things we do. My sister is one of those people that's always there when you need someone. A tough as nails teddy bear kind of person.

I'm thankful for my friends. Recently, I was reminded how fragile those connections can be. I've also seen how strong friendships can be as well. A friend is so easy to make and I am so happy for all the ones I have.

I'm thankful to you. You took time out of your life to read my blog and I will always be humbled by that action.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.


bill said...

to Mark and his family and the rest of the From Where I Sit crowd, Happy Thankgiving.

PeaKay40 said...

Well put Mark.Bless your family.
It's nice to see those words of love and appreciation. I certainly hope all those you spoke of read this blog to see they are appreciatted and loved. And....
sorry I didn't get to my computer since early yesterday and would like to say....hope everyone who posts on your blog had a wonderful
Special blessings to you Mark I'm happy to be one of your friends both here and personally.

Tara said...

Happy Thanksgiving!