Thanksgiving

……………  by ric justiss




What a year.  Some pain.  So many decisions. So
much hurt. And Happiness like never known.
Whole new experiences. Amazing people walked
in. Some walked out.

And most of all, a lady that stood by me in
EVERYTHING. I don't know how I would manage
without her.

I am thankful for the lessons, even if learned the hard way.

I'm thankful for my friends - the old ones who have stuck around, and the new
ones who dare to venture into my  circle.

I'm thankful for Dallas....everytime I leave town, it always feels good to get back
home.

I'm thankful for the web for giving me an amazing outlet and the ability to
connect with people all over the world. People like you.

If you are like me, this holiday conjures up memories or anticipation of such
traditions as the huge Thanksgiving meal with cranberry sauce.  I love carving
the turkey.  Sometimes we travel "over the river and through the woods" to
celebrate with our families — this year they are coming to us.  I of course look
forward to the Cowboys game.  When I can, I get the kids in the yard to play
some ball.  It's been that way all my life.

I think it is my favorite holiday.  No stuff to buy.  No pressure.  Just good
company, good food and good fun.

But at some point I find myself all alone, with time to reflect and to really be
thankful.

Thank you. Jesus.
Thank you to My partner & My Lady, to My family, and My friends.

This year - I LIVED.



Ric



Nov. 23, 2006
Just My Opinion