Packed full of pie and turkey, I’m reflecting on the overall wonderfulness of my life, starting with the baseline of living a healthy and comfortable life in a great country. On top of that, I’m surrounded by supportive and kind people who want me to explore and enjoy my life. And as if that wasn’t enough, I have a super-smart and delightful son, and a motivated and inspiring wife who both love me completely.
As I was whirling around the kitchen cooking this afternoon, I thought about just how lucky I am to be able to chase my dreams. I get to spend my work day writing stories. It doesn’t bring in much money at all, true, but it’s not about the money. (Please note: though creativity and art aren’t about being paid, I will gladly take an increase in money. Foods not free).
And this freedom to scratch this creative itch is all thanks to my dear wife. So, really, if I have to pick the one thing I’m most thankful for today, it’s the wonderful (and unfortunately under the weather) woman who I share my life with. I am a lucky man.