It is a fine Atlanta Journal-Constition tradition, on Thanksgiving every columnist, from the left leaning Cynthia Tucker to the University of Georgia sports columnist Bill King, writes why they are thankful. I love that tradition and have incorporated it into my blog. So, without further explanation, I want to tell you why I am thankful this year.
I am thankful for...
the love of my Savior, his guidance, patience, grace and most magnificent of all, his glory.
my family, that while it is scattered about, has always been anchored in love.
friends, what would the world be without them?
the college gridiron, and how nice it is to know that there is still a world whose biggest concern is Saturday's score.
chewing gum. Honestly, its benefits and blessings are countless.
ducks, have you ever watched them, they just make me laugh.
that hidden gem in South America, her beaches, soaring mountains, consuming jungle and most of all, her wonderful people.
that clean mouth feeling you get after brushing your teeth.
the cool waters of the Chattahoochee.
bonfires with friends.
Larry Munson, voices like that don't come around often.
peace of mind and heart.
humbling experiences, and how they remind me that I'm only human.
my grandmother's sense of humor, and how it helps me laugh it all off.
the roar of crickets on a warm summer night.
that good kind of tiredness you only feel after a long day of solid work.
memories which anchor me so that I never forget where I've come from, and hope that keeps me driving for that better future.
a beautiful tree in University Parks, those bright yellow leafs make minute 40 of the run bearable.
dogs, because as Lewis Grizzard once put it, "They forgive easy, no little or nothing about revenge, and will settle for 30 seconds of love and attention if that is all you have to spare."
home, there is no place like it in the world, and there is no place I'd rather be on Thanksgiving Day. I guess I have to try again next year!