Archive for the ‘A Year in Thankfulness’ Category

Thanks, October 29th

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that every new day is a new canvas, a new opportunity, a new chance…

Even when I feel beaten down, I know it’s just today. I know that tomorrow starts fresh.

If I’m to be honest, I’d say that right now I feel trapped. I feel like I just can’t win.

But tomorrow is only a day away, as Annie says.

Thanks, October 27th

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that my job forces me to be introspective at times. Sitting in on treatment groups, topics and discussions will often make me look at my own issues.

Thanks, October 14th

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that it’s a short work week for me. I’m thankful that my throat feels better than it did overnight. And, I’m thankful that when I get home, I have zero plans tonight.

Thanks, September 30th

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful for how God provides, even when it’s not the way in which we planned or envisioned. I’m thankful for support from family and friends, especially for the support I receive from my wife.

Thanks, September 23rd

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Today, I’m thankful for tests and trials. They suck to go through but they make us who we are. I’m thankful that we don’t have to go it alone. I struggle more with worry than I have ever before, but I’m thankful for people I can lean on when worry strikes. Mortality is real. The weights of this world are real. But so is God, so is Love, so is Family, so are Friends.

Thanks, September 20th

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Today, I realized my last three posts didn’t work. I guess I’m kinda thankful for that because one of them was a bitch and moan post. But I’m also thankful that I got it fixed.

Thanks, September 1st

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Today, I’m thankful for reminders of my blessings in the midst of feeling poorly about things in my life. For instance, today I was wallowing about how I want a new job, but was confronted with reminders of how well I actually have it.

Thanks, August 29th

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that the Summer is ending and that we are entering a new season. With each new season comes a rebirth, a chance to move into a new season of life, a new opportunity. This Fall won’t be easier than the Summer or the Spring before it, but it’s a reminder that I again have a chance to work on the things I want to change about my life, my health, myself…

Today, I look forward to continuing to strengthen the things in my life that I love about life while decrease yet energy I focus into the wrong things. Today, I again thank God for my present and my future… and a chance to keep shaping that present and future.

Thanks, August 18th

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful I didn’t strangle my puggle last when he broke out of the new dog pen that I spent all day building with my dad.

Today, I’m also thankful that despite being unable to sleep well, I feel pretty good.

Thanks, August 11th

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Today, I am thankful for friends… one of my closest friends, specifically. His name is Mike. I actually met him through the Internet and we’ve only hung out in person once. But he’s seriously like a brother to me. Despite vastly different upbringings, the amount of similarities we have in who we are are astounding… even if he is a hairy hipster and I’m not hairy enough or thin enough to begin to pull of that look.

Seriously though, a good talk with a good friend can really put things in perspective…

Oh, and by the way, Mike a talented musician, so I figured I’d share my favorite EP of his with you… and it’s free…


And here’s a more recent sample of Mike’s musical genius, which features his wife on vocals with him…