Thanksgiving

I really haven’t had the desire to post much here lately. I’ve gotten hooked on Twitter, which automatically updates my FaceBook, and that is really enough social networking for me on most days. Besides, there’s so much bad news in the world right now, it’s just too easy for me to turn my blog into one giant gripe session. But it’s Thanksgiving week and so I figured this would be a good time to forget about the country’s woes and give thanks for what is good. So, here’s my list of things to be Thankful for this year…

Jesus

Bill Maher might not think Jesus is worth giving thanks to, but I do because let’s face it. I’m kinda screwed up. And as I look around me at this world, my family, my friends… wow…. we’re all screwed up! If you say you’re not, then you’re in complete freaking denial. So thank you Jesus for loving me, forgiving me, and making my life worth something despite my screwedupness. That’s a real word. Look it up.

Family

This really should go without saying, but I have to give thanks for my family. Even though certain members are screwed up sometimes (see above point), I love ’em just the same. I don’t know what you do for Thanksgiving, but we always get together with Michelle’s side of the family at this time of the year. Her brother is a Chef and cooks the most amazing turkey. He actually BBQ’s it. Starts it first thing in the morning and cooks it all day long. We light a fire out on the patio, smoke cigars, have some brews, eat like pigs and watch the Lions lose every single year. Good times, man.

Friends

I’m the type of guy that keeps very few close friends. Not sure why. Probably because I’d rather hang with my wife more than anyone else, so I just don’t have time to hang with other dudes. A few years ago though I joined a weekly bible study with a bunch of guys who jam in the band at church and it’s been awesome. Our small group has grown to include some of the sound guys and other volunteers in the church and it’s probably been one of the best things that I’ve ever been involved in. So thanks guys, for not changing the meeting spot and forgetting to tell me, on purpose.

On a lighter note….

Rock and Roll

Because let’s face it, if it weren’t for rock, we’d all be listening to John Tesh or Yanni 24/7. And just think of a world where Yanni holds the #1 spot on the Billboard charts for 52 weeks straight. Imagine nothing but violins, harps and pan flutes played by dudes with white puffy shirts and tight pants? I shudder at the thought. Thank you Rock and Roll!

And lastly…. Beer

Now of course Beer is certainly something I could indeed live without. But I just want to take this occasion to give thanks that I don’t have to!  In the words of the great patriot and forefather of this country:

“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

Word up, Benny.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!