Thank You

I just want to take a moment to be grateful for our heroes.

To those of you in the Armed Forces the words “thank you” can never be enough. You who fight for our freedoms and safety, you who battle destruction and evil first-hand, you who fight ugly battles that most of us ¬†couldn’t dream of and come home scarred but not beaten. I am so proud of you. Be safe.

Thank you also goes to our heroes here at home–the first responders in emergencies, the police, the firefighters, the EMTs, the doctors, the nurses, and those bystanders who rush in to help instead of running out of harm’s way. You put yourselves on the line to save lives while sometimes losing bits and pieces of your own. What would we do without you?

And thank you to the families of these great heroes who give up so much to save us all. Let us never forget.

If I could hug each and everyone of you I would.


Thank God Friday

I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been a wild week around here. I thought I’d take a moment and focus on the good stuff. You know, say my thanks.

I’m thankful for:
Family. No mother could be prouder of her boys. No wife more in love with her hubby. My parents and sister are the best who ever lived. I scored great in-laws as well. I am blessed with family. As time goes on, I am becoming more aware of time going on. I want to snatch these people up and hang onto them forever, but I can’t make them live in my sock drawer, can I? I have to remember to tell them how much I love them every chance I get.

Words. I’m thankful for every time that the words come and the stories flow.

A job. I have a day job that allows me to work half-time and write the other half. I know I’m lucky.

My friends. I have friends who get me–my quirks, weird sense of humor, obsessions, worries, loves. They get me and continue to like me. That’s priceless.

My great country. For all it’s problems, I am honored, blessed and overjoyed to live here. Wouldn’t trade my country for any other.

That’s enough for now. It’s your turn. Right here, right now. What are you thankful for?