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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.

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Thanks, August 8th

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that even though I don’t always love my job, I have one. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to find a way for my wife to be a stay at home Mom, despite having to juggle money and not always knowing how we’ve made it work. I’m thankful for the strength and support of our extended family in helping it work.

I’m thankful that God has provided me the means to support my wife and children.

Thanks, July 27th

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful for one last day on vacation and for a day off at home tomorrow before I go back to work. I’m thankful that I got to spend a ton of time with my family over the last week. And, I’m thnakful I get to sleep in my own bed, next to my wife, tonight.

Thanks, July 18th

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful it’s Friday. But I’m also thankful for many other things, especially my wife, her name is Brooke.

Brooke,

It’s been almost 10 years that we’ve been married, pushing 12 that we’ve been together. It hasn’t always been easy and I know it won’t always be easy moving forward either. But, I can honestly say that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

I haven’t always been perfect, but you’ve accepted me and helped me become a better person. We’ve learned how to communicate with each other better and better, always being honest and being better at knowing how and when to talk to each other about how we feel. We’ve been able to learn together how to be parents, how to support the each other in the different roles we each must take, and how to help each other deal with the challenge of being a parent on a daily basis. You have made it possible for me to get through the hard times and truly relish the good times. I like to think I help you a little bit, too.

Through our ups and downs with finances, our jobs, and other wordly garbage, I’ve always felt that like leaning on each other helps us realize what really matters. To me, you really matter. Our boys, the greatest gifts you’ve ever given me, matter. Family and friends matter. We’ll get through all of the money pinches, work frustrations, and daily struggles because we have each other.

It’s only a brief little message that can’t nearly express how much you mean to me, but I just want you to know that you are one of the things in life that I am most thankful for. I love you.

All of me,
That Chubby Guy Who is Still Crushing on You

Thanks, July 15th

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

I’m thankful I had a great weekend with my wife and kiddos, as well as a nice visit from my pops.

I’m thankful for my extended family who have put up with me for about a decade so far.

I’m thankful for giving and receiving support in the midst of struggle.

I’m thankful that I’m alive and healthy… and that I’m working on being healthier.

I’m thankful for a beautiful wife to share this journey with.

I’m thankful for my two amazingly beautiful little boys.

I’m thankful for so many blessings that remind me that the tough shit is all worth and that there is always a reason to keep fighting.

Move Forward! Let it Go!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

It’s been nearly a month since I posted… since I posted anything I’m thankful for… since I’ve posted anything at all on here…

I’ve been unmotivated… unmotivated to be at work… unmotivated to post here or on my music/media/culture website… unmotivated to do much of anything that I don’t really have to do… unmotivated to do some of the things that I do have to do…

I feel trapped… trapped by the capitalist machine where I work in order to get ahead, but don’t actually feel like I get ahead… trapped by mortality, seeing people I care about pass away, being reminded that they are gone… trapped by my own mortality, my own illnesses, however small, reminding me that life is fleeting…

I feel guilty… guilty that I am not yet who or where I want to be… guilty that I cannot always be the perfect father or perfect husband… guilty that I cannot reach the ideal…

But today I’ve spent so much time on a huge introspective journey. Perhaps it’s the lack of sleep or the medications I’m adjusting to or something in the air… but I realize that feeling guilty, unmotivated, trapped, and whatever other feelings that have been bogging me down is not at all productive. I need to get back on the thankfulness train, I need to regain my positive outlook, I need to focus on what matters…

My wife matters… she is my #1 person in my life.

My kids matter… they are why I push through the crap, who I work to provide for.

My health matters… because I need to be able to be there for these boys and that beautiful woman.

Being able to let go of grief, pain, guilt, fear, anger, and unproductive feelings matters… because dwelling on them only fucks up my ability to be a better husband, father, follower of Christ… just a better me.

So, today I am making (yet another) pact with myself. Today, I’m letting the shit go. Today, I’m going to make a decided effort to strengthen my faith, let go of what bogs me down, and just do the best I can.

Today, I’m thankful for second (third, fourth, and so on) chances. Today, I’m thankful for the important things. Today, I’m thankful for new beginnings. Today, I’m thankful for support and love. Today, I’m thankful that I have so many things to be thankful about.

Thanks, Day 152: Being Thankful is Super Important

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

12 days since my last Thankfulness post… sorry… I’m struggling with staying on top of this because our family has struggled through much of the past few weeks with emotional crap related to all different types of stuff. But being thankful is probably most important when we’re feeling like crap, right?

Remembering things we’re thankful for helps put things in perspective.

For example, when our friend passed away recently at only 34 years old, I realized how thankful I was for my health and, even moreso, for solid people in my life to lean on. Without being able to lean on each other, these tragedies are much, much harder to take.

I’ve been annoyed about many different issues, angry at several different people, and tired of many things going on around me… but I’m here, I have two beautiful kids, I have an awesome wife, and I have tons of other family and friends that matter much more than the people, places, and things that are pissing me off. Not to mention, I have a roof over my head, a great landlord, a decent playing job, and means to support my family and then some.

Being thankful is a great practice for keeping things in perspective. Being thankful can get us through the day.

Thanks, Easter Edition

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

The requisite Christian answer for today’s thankfulness blog is that I’m thankful that God died for me… and I am… everyday, in fact… but that feels like a cop out answer.

I am very thankful for time spent with family today. I am very thankful for my wife’s incredible baking skills. I am very thankful for the message I heard at the church service I attended this morning. I am very thankful that I have some cool possibilities ahead of me this week. And, I am very thankful that I have a lot of awesome people in my life.

Word? Word.

Thanks, Days 106 and 107

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Yesterday, I was able to spend my night resting with my wife. It was nice to just lay on the couch together and relax. I’m thankful for nights like that.

Today, I’m thankful that even during periods where I am frustrated by my job and those I work for, there are voices and situations that ground me and remind me that it’s not that bad.

Thanks, Day 85

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

To be honest, today has been pissing me off. I was upset about a family situation for a big chunk of the day. I’m sick of reading stories of stupid Christians who don’t represent Jesus at all. I’m tired of being told that I can’t call a bigot a bigot, because people has religious rights. I find 90 % of social media pudding me off…

But, I’m thankful for this personal assignment. I’m thankful that I wanted to do this. Forcing myself to think on what I’m thankful for today makes me shift focus, if only for a few minutes.

I’m thankful I’m a dad and a husband. I’m thankful for my three greatest blessings. I love you, Cash, Weston, and Brookie!

Today, I’m thankful that I am remembering to be thankful!