It’s that time of year again.
A time when you need to remember just how got you’ve really got it–
because no matter how annoyed or inconvenienced or sad you may be,
somebody else out there has got it as bad or worse.
Just consider that somewhere tomorrow:
Somebody will be missed at the table because they have to work.
Somebody was in that car accident that kept you stuck in traffic for an extra hour.
Somebody will be sharing dinner with someone who molested them– maybe earlier that day.
Somebody will be wondering how they’re going to pay for this dinner now that the job’s gone.
Somebody will be able to smell the turkey, but for the first time not be able to see it. Others won’t be able to hear the dinner
conversation. A few won’t remember the people that they’re eating with.
Some will have to make do with hospital food. Many of those folks will have to have help in being fed. Some won’t be able to keep their food down because of the chemo treatments.
Some families will have no kitchen to cook a dinner this year. Some have no homes to have a dinner in.
For many, this will be their last Thanksgiving ever. Some folks will
know it and savor what they can. Others won’t know it’s the last one
until it’s too late.
And somebody– too many somebodies– just won’t have any dinner at all.
For you and yours from all of us here at ComicMix, have a happy Thanksgiving. Be grateful for what you
have, mindful of what you have taken, and share what you can.
though it may be hard to remember all this when you’re stuck on the
road, just remember– the traffic behind you is worse. Be thankful.
Lovely sentiment Glenn. Sometimes we all get so overwhelmed with the minutia of everyday life and the pressures of creating the "perfect holiday" we forget what we have. Thanks for reminding me. Hope you and Brandy have a wonderful day tomorrow and that everyone else at ComicMix does as well.
I second that, Linda. I have a ton to be thankful for. In the last 12 months and change, I've gotten to write for this site, publish a comic book, meet actual "fans" of my (our… Unshaven) work, break bread a handful of times with some truly wonderful people, help in raising money for John Ostrander's benefit, make new friends, rekindle old friendships… she my brother from another mother get married to a wonderful gal… see my second brother from another mother find love with a truly special girl… and of course… Get married to the best Zatanna a guy could EVER want to be with for the rest of his lucky life. In this world, we take a lot for granted. It's good to reflect on just how good we really have it, and strive in the new year, to really spread it around as much as possible. So, allow me now to thank you Matt, Amy, Kyle, Cassie, Missy, Tony, Mike and Linda, Glenn, Alan, Mike and Kai, Michael Davis, Russ Rogers, Vinnie, and Mrs. Kathy Fishman… for making me one lucky bearded boy.
Aww, thanks Marc! I'm thankful for all of you that I've met recently from being with Kyle, you all are a great group of people and I truly am thankful to have met you all! I am also thankful for everyone's health and my family and of course, meeting the best man in the world, Kyle
I am thankful for many things this year, most of all, marrying a great guy who knows how to deal with my vast array of emotions. I am thankful for my friends, new and old, and my family.
I am thankful for my friends, both near and far, without which I would have not made it this far through one of the worst years of my life. I am thankful for the laughs we have had and the tears we have shared. I am thankful for friends who know me well enough to love me for all the things that make me me. Those who accept that I will cry out of joy harder than anyone at the weddings of those I love, including the bride and the mothers. =) That I need to freak out sometimes before I step up and rock out a solution for my problems. That underneath all the sassiness and hilarity that is my personality there is a sensitive girl with a big heart. That even though they love scary movies, I'll never be able to sit through even the weakest of the Halloween series without screaming like a little girl. That I am more comfortable with stilettos than scoreboards. That I am prone to breaking out into show tunes accompanied, at times, with jazz hands and a kick ball change. That I am just a big dork that loves my friends…and sushi…fiercely and that no one should get between me and those two things…not even stupid geography. =) When you find people like that in life, who truly accept you for who you are, then no matter how rough the year, you have a LOT to be thankful for.
I'm just wondering, if the traffic behind me is worse, what about the traffic in FRONT of me? ;-)Happy Thanksgiving! (even tho' I'm canadian and already had celebrated Thanksgiving)