This article has become somewhat of a tradition for me at CFTT. I love doing it really. Sometimes, we need to stop and reflect on those things in life that are a blessing when our lives are so hectic and busy. You never know when you might not be here. It is so easy to complain and be upset with so many things. In light of that, I am always in awe of friends who work to make life better for others, setting aside their own problems.
You can review my previous “Thankful” articles. The first one I wrote was in 2007. The next one was in 2008. I skipped 2009 because it was a very hard year. I resumed the “Tankful” articles in 2010 in two parts. It will be just a one part article this year. Bear with me.
A place to sleep
I am under no illusions. I could be homeless. We all could at any moment. Thankfully I am not, but had circumstances been different for me, I might be today. I am thankful for having a place to sleep.
In that light, I am thankful for those who minister to the homeless. It is really a thankless job. No one really cares except for a few very loving, dedicated people. There is Aaron in Little Rock, AR who works with the homeless camps. Further, what is really heart
breaking, is that homelessness effects so many of our Veterans as well as children. The people who work with and for the homeless are my heroes!
I am so fortunate to have friends all over the country. I am also fortunate that they are diverse. My friends are single parents, musicians, tech geeks, sports fans, art lovers, black, white, and other assorted ethnicities. I learn so much from my friends who have different view points and backgrounds as mine, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Too many friends that look “like me” only makes me inward focused and keeps me from learning how to view life from another vantage point.
Hyundai (My Car)
I got a new (to me) car in 2011. It is a Hyundai, and I am real impressed with my Sonota. If you’re looking for a new car, you might want to check them out.
In spite of some ongoing issues, I am reasonably healthy. I am healthy enough to go to work and create things such as websites and blog posts. I am thankful for that. I have had a lot of issues in the past 15 years, but it’s not enough to keep me down. I am fortunate.
I have been educated the past three or four years, and I have not gone back to school to do it. I’ve learned a lot about running blogs and websites and using social media from a whole host of “virtual mentors.” I am very thankful for them!
This goes without saying. I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread. Pumpkin can be described as a hybrid between a vegetable and a fruit, yet, some how, we turn it in to one of the best pies!
I know most guys like dogs, and I also like dogs, but, for me, I have always loved cats. Cats have also always liked me. I think cats are some of the prettiest animals on this planet.
I need a lot of grace, and I am thankful for it. Both from God and my family and friends!
I love my family and am thankful for them. I am really thankful I get to be near them again and spend time with them. My nephew and nieces are growing up and I am getting to see them mature in to young men and women.
My writers at Dfwfootball
Many of you have visited Dfwfootball.net. This website/blog has done real well the past year, and the difference has been the addition of Chase Rader, Roger Corralez and Daniel Durany. These guys have contributed a great deal of time and labor to help this become a much more efficient blog. We started a podcast recently, and the things that are in store for Dfwfootball is fun to think about.
None of it is possible without Roger, Daniel and Chase Thanks guys!