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Five things I am grateful for

August 22, 2012

My family joined the ranks of the group you never want to be in last week. There are things that, unless you’ve been there, you just can’t know or imagine, and I don’t think it ever goes away. This is exhausting and I know it’s going to take a long time but I think it’s important not to lose sight of what I have that I can honestly say I couldn’t survive without.

  • The perfect kind of friend This is the friend that’s always there for you but knows the importance of giving you your space. I have so many of those and that became more than apparent to me this week. I won’t name you out of fear of forgetting someone, but you know who you are and I hope you know I’ll never forget your actions this week.
  • Family My family drives me crazy, just like yours probably drives you up the wall. I don’t really know anybody I’m related to that I can truly say I’m really on the same wavelength as. But if you’re lucky, like me, family is an amazing, endless, inexhaustible, resource of love and support, whether or not you need it at any moment in time.
  • When good things happen to good people Weddings. Babies. Book deals. Work success. Hell, even a nice vacation. There’s not a lot that’s better than when you can really be happy for someone because you know they deserve something awesome.
  • Stupid shit Chavril jokes. Prince Harry’s bits. NHL memes. Really stupid shit? Is sometimes the best.
  • Perspective Sometimes you get lost in the everyday little things you don’t like and your life becomes one giant complaint. Universal truth: nobody likes a constant complainer and we all root for people who are thankful for what (little or lot) they have. I’ve said this before: you can focus on the fact that your plane was late and your luggage got lost or you can revel in the fact that you’re in fucking Paris. Up to you.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2012 1:24 pm

    All of this. Couldn’t agree more. Perfectly put, my friend.

  2. Dave permalink
    August 22, 2012 2:34 pm

    Just the other night, M said to me, “Wouldn’t it be cool if she lived in New York?” Yeah… That.

  3. kidkawartha permalink
    August 22, 2012 3:42 pm

    For a second, I thought you were really annoyed by Chavril jokes, which would mean I’d have to apologize about 50 times.

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