Me and Dad, Thanksgiving 2011.

I try to be thankful every day, but sometimes the rush and pace of life causes me to take my good fortune for granted.

Most of all I am thankful for my parents, who have always set a great example of being generous and caring. Their marriage of 62 years is an amazing testament to their faith and their hard work in maintaining relationships. I am thankful for my 4 siblings and the rest of my family who have always been there for me. I’ve got a great bunch of friends who are also very supportive and who are always willing to help me out and spend time with me.

I’m thankful for my great job which is always interesting, always challenging, and often fun. I am thankful for variety at work, a lot of freedom, and to work in a beautiful and amazing outdoor setting. It’s wonderful to work at a job where I get paid well to “do the right thing” and where morals and ethics are critically important and supported by upper management.

Finally, I am thankful for my kids. They are truly my joy and are a huge blessing in my life. Their energy and exuberance is boundless, and they never cease to amaze me.

Thank you everyone, and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.