There's a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. For me there is, at least. It's not my job to tell you what you should be thankful for. Here's only a partial list of things for which I am thankful.
I'm surrounded by creative, talented people; both personally and professionally.
My wife's singing voice.
The elaborate, imaginative games my seven-year-old son creates with costumes and newly discovered old toys.
The attention to detail my fourteen-year-old niece gives to arts and crafts.
The boxes, and packaging materials that helped us move to our new house, and now serve as toys for my twenty-month-old daughter.
Turtles. Especially those that say, "Ribbit."
A certain giraffe named Gerry (my daughter’s lovey).
My new studio set up. The sound is so much
cleaner, with fewer audio distractions.
Speaking of that, I get to step up to the microphone for some great clients and put a voice to their vision.
My children have access to quality education and
My daughter still likes to listen to me read books.
That my son and niece sometimes likes to listen in as I read to her.
The bold taste of black coffee on the back of my tongue.
I'm mostly left handed. Trust me, being a lefty is special.
Introducing my niece to the Serial podcast after her English class completed a unit in 12 Angry Men.
Playing catch outside with my son.
The curve of the whiffle ball on a summer evening.
A nice glass of red wine shared with my wife.
The excited sound of “Daddy!” when I pick my daughter up at day care and that she no longer cries when I leave her in the morning.
The voice of an old friend calling.
An old client with a new project.
A new client calling out of the blue.
Carrot Cake and a glass of milk.
That the inside of my car does not smell like cigarettes.
That I can choose to or not choose to throw elbows on Black Friday.
Still trying to decide on Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval.
A juicy soft delicious peach.
Health insurance, and access to some of the best healthcare in the world
For people who try to affect a positive change as opposed to resorting to trolling and name calling. Those people make me want to be a better person.
That said, I hope you have a wonderful
Thanksgiving and have plenty to be thankful for.