It is Thanksgiving Day, 2012. I just posted a list of things I’m thankful for on Facebook, but it occurs to me that list will rotate out of sight in less than a day. So, I’m going to post the same list here, but on this site, I know how to illustrate it. If you’re reading this blog, you probably fall into one of the 20 categories of things I’m thankful for, or are associated with such a category in some way, and that means I’m also thankful for you. Thank you for existing, reading, and enriching the world!
Shut up and count your blessings! I’d count mine, but I run out of fingers and toes too quickly. Things I’m thankful for:
1. Family (and if I enumerated each member of my large and extremely talented and personable family, I’d use up the whole page.)
2. Living in America. With all our problems (political and economic and personal) we still have it good–better than most other countries in the world. Just goes to prove, it’s better to be lucky than good.
6. Comics. (sequential narrative in pictures–what a great artform!)
7. Gaming. (both my games and other people’s games–it’s all good and fun.)
10. Food–especially today’s food. 🙂
11. the internet and all that it makes possible.
13. Bookstores (both new and used)
14. My books and games–all 2000 of them.
15. Martial arts–I study tai chi, but every martial art is amazing.
16. Illustrative art. I know a lot of artists and they enrich my life daily.
17. God. I suppose one should be thankful to God instead of for God, and that it should be a lot higher on the list, but really, if we didn’t have the good gods (all of them) then the devils and demons would rule and ruin our lives.
18. Animals, especially pets, though I don’t have any right now. I am thankful that they exist to brighten the daily lives of other people, and mine, too, when I encounter them.
19. Fantasy fiction. (Fantasy is my life.) I’m going to include science fiction in this category. It’s just another category of fantasy, after all.
20. Challenge. Life is full of challenges–not all of them good, achievable, or beneficial, but still–the challenges that we face that enable us to grow as individuals. And there is so much more to be thankful for, but a list of 20 seems like more than enough for right now.
Well, that’s a quick look at some of the things I’m thankful for. One could write praise of the wondeful things our lives give us all day long, but lunch is calling me. The things I am thankful for also amuse me. If you’d like to leave a note about what you’re thankful for, please do.