Devon on November 27th, 2009

My mom came up to Dallas around noon. She took me to a restaurant on a 27 floor that overlooked Downtown Dallas. It was a four-course meal with complimentary bottomless mimosas. Absolutely fantastic. After, we drove around Dallas and I showed her some of the residences I am working on at work. Then we went to a movie. She drove home around 8pm.

Now that thanksgiving has come and gone, I have satisfied my yearly requirement to be thankful and can go back to taking things for granted.

That is a bit cynical, isn’t? But that represents what I am most thankful for this year. I am thankful for the fact that I can tell that is cynical. It seams that everyone is thankful for things — family, friends, bosses, homes, technology, presents, so on — tangible items.

What about the intangible things? The invisible things? I have always looked at life as a cup. You know the saying, “is it half full or half empty?” For me it’s neither — it’s half with water and half with air — always full. This year I am truly thankful for all the intangible things in my life (the invisible things, like air). My intelligence, feelings, personality, character, talent, creativity, health, memory and experiences. The things that make me who I am.

Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful or the typical things most people are thankful for around these days (especially family and friends), but I am truly thankful for the opportunities presented in my life.

Oh, and I am thankful you are reading my blog. Happy Thanksgiving.


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