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,