When you have a blog, you are almost obligated to write a post today about the things for which you are thankful. Far be it from me to ignore that responsibility. I am thankful for much. Much more than I will capture here today, but this is a good representation.
My wife -- who has walked beside me for a long time encouraging me along the way and occasionally kicking me in the behind when I need it.
My son -- who reminds me regularly to see the joy in life. To laugh. To be silly.
My family -- that has supported and shaped me.
My in-laws -- who raised one heckuva daughter and who are incredible grandparents to K-Man.
My friends -- (too many to name individually) who have picked me up when I'm down and with whom I have made some great memories over the last four decades!
My church -- that challenges me to grow deeper in my relationship with the Lord and seek opportunities to live a life reflective of that relationship
I'm also thankful for a lot of "lesser" things too:
Tivo -- stopping live television to use the lavatory is epic
Mike and Ikes -- fruity, chewy morsels ... if only you were sugar-free!
Plungers -- no details necessary. Just thankful.
Smyrna Soccer Club -- really enjoyed getting Keegan involved in that this year. Great organization for the community of kids in the area.
Facebook -- when used for good, it really can be a great way to keep up and reconnect with friends and family scattered across the globe.
24-hour gyms -- it's great to have the freedom to go to the gym at 2:00 a.m. if I can't sleep! (Wouldn't have to go so often if those dastardly Mike and Ikes weren't so delicious!)