Stuff for which I am thankful

We’re supposed to reflect today (though really we ought do that every day, don’t you think?), and so, as I wait for the family to get ready for our car ride to grandmother’s house — we will be going over a river, but won’t be near any woods — I thought I’d quickly do just that.

I am, of course, thankful for a wonderful family who not only support me when I devote long hours in solitude to my creative projects, but who also make me proud by being the good, smart, and of course loving people they are. I couldn’t do any of what I do without them.

And to my friends, who are probably more dear to me than they realize. I believe a happy life cannot be lived without good friends. I lead a happy life. So, do the math.

And I’m thankful for the people who have supported me, encouraged me, and believed in me over the years. Having a book published in April and self-publishing a comic anthology in September are both exciting, among a few other nice writing-related accomplishments in 2009, yet I truly believe I am only just getting started. The folks who have been there to help that along (and you know who you are) will no doubt continue to be a part of that. I’m quite thankful for them.

And finally — and maybe most important of all — I am thankful for McDonald’s sweet tea, because you can’t get the South’s ubiquitous sweet tea here in the north. Thank you, McDonald’s, for improving the quality of my life. I couldn’t go on without you.

For those of you who celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving.

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