Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and I am excited. I love any holiday dedicated to eating. But I also love the idea of being thankful. I have always worked in people oriented businesses and have seen first hand how a thankful attitude can affect others. It is more fun to work with someone who appreciates the things and circumstances around them. I also find that I am happier the more I realize how many things I have to be thankful for.

With this in mind here are some of the things I am thankful for: tea, baseball, hunting, New York, being born in America, being born male, computers, the internet, HDTV, hotdogs, lobster, butter, Nike, heat, fleece, trucks, snow, sledding, skiing, running, my health, being tall, wide roads, trees, forests, squirrels, chipmunks, pugs, hardwood floors, oriental rugs, marble countertops, gardens, tomatoes, pizza, pasta, corn, fishing, scallops, sushi, Japan, teaching, children, schools, markets, Wegmans, highways, planes, travel websites, adventure, science fiction movies, books, fantasy, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, video game systems, ebay, chai tea, couches, TV shows, pools, tubs, hot springs, chopsticks, Chinese buffets, Mark H, Sean N, Pastor Lee, Pastor John, ALCC, Jeff, Nick, Kyle, Matt D, Mike M, Alan, Hisako, Yukie, Jenny, Hiroko, Apple, ipods, gadgets, cell phones, movies, theatres, instruments, sweatshirts, jeans, swiss cheese, fondue, bread, soda, sneakers, poetry, homeruns, stockings, candy, Dots, pavement, convenience stores, Catalina salad dressing, my parents, my family, my lovely and amazing Natisha, marriage, the things that go with marriage, gold, money, health plans, potato chips, doctors, hospitals, medicine, beef jerky, cars, peanut butter and jelly, ham, chicken, restaurants, sunsets, the beach, waves, stars, alarm clocks, the Bible, God, grace, Jesus, glasses, pillows, dreams, showers, deodorant, toothpaste, gum, all my friends, fingers, toes, noses, tongues, lips, ears, music and the list could go on. Wow! Thanks P Lee.

© Seth Crossman

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