Thursday, November 27, 2008

Give thanks


Today is a day to reflect on our lives and give thanks for all we have. That message was driven home early this morning by a phone call from my brother-in-law Peter, explaining that he and his wife would not be joining us today as his step-son was in a hospital today after a suicide attempt.

I'm thankful that I have a healthy and happy family, both physically and mentally. I'm thankful for all my friends and their families, my extended family. I'm thankful for all of the advantages I enjoy, the house, the cars and the bikes.

I'm thankful that I live in this country, enjoying the freedoms that we do.

I'm most thankful for my riding buddies with whom I just completed another safe year.

As a pessimist, it's hard for me to acknowledge how lucky I am. On a day like this, I'll hug my family and tell them how much I love them.

Thanks to you all for listening to my rants and raves for a full year now.

I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

A low, slow wave,

Joe Rocket

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