This the first AFAIK where I wrote an entire post, hated it, and started completely over. Probably won't be the last either.
It's here again, somehow.
I feel like I was just driving down to see my family and making the mistake of driving the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Anna, Kevin, and I were at each other's throats, as a 6 hour drive became a 9 hour drive in the pouring rain. That was officially a year ago, and probably the last time it rained around here.
Here we are, Thanksgiving 2016.
Despite the dark social climate, I have plenty to be thankful for. Personally, it's been a challenging, but happy year overall. If you've been watching my 300 day long vlog, you would know that I gained a niece, made some new friends, got closer to my family, and had a lot of fun along the way.
It's hard not to sit back and look at your life and realize just how fragile and short it all is. Forgive the cliché, but it's really hard to brush any of these feelings off on a day entirely based on "thankfulness".
I'm thankful for everything I have, because I simply don't deserve it. It's almost like God encased me in a protective barrier of great people who help me stay in place. I have a great job, a wonderful wife, a cute dog, a bunch of close family (some of which live near by). I've never been completely alone.
I don't really know where to go from here. All I know is I'm deeply thankful, that it's impossible to put into words. (man, what's with the clichéd writing today?)
Be thankful for what you got. We're conditioned to think we don't have much unless we're super rich and successful. As far as love and experiences go, I'm doing pretty well. Sometimes I try, but I really have a hard time being discontent these days. Yeah sure, Starbucks made me a vanilla latte (super disgusting) instead of what I actually ordered, maybe I'm having a little trouble with interesting word flow today, and quite certainly almost all the photos I've taken over the past year have been uninspired. It doesn't matter. My small complaints and gripes, like most things in life, are completely unimportant.
This all feels mushier than wet socks. That's Thanksgiving for ya.
On another note, The 365 with Will Malone featuring Kenneth Burke is out and about, early for the long weekend. Go subscribe, rate it, and hopefully enjoy. I feel like we're getting back into a podcasty stride. Just wait, the next episode will be our opinions on music that the kids are listening to these days. Should be fun. Can't wait to go on about how much better my music tastes are than everyone else's.
Anyway, on to Christmas now I suppose. I might be making a new video this weekend as well. Guess we'll see if I have the will to create anything after the Iron Bowl. (War Eagle)