The things for which I am most thankful tonight are (drum roll, please)…
- I’m beyond grateful that I have the parents I have. I can tell them anything–literally, any single thing, no matter how good or bad, heavy or light-hearted, funny or solemn. Not many people can say that.
- I look forward to Monday’s trivia nights at my favorite pub. The group of people I go with are just a bunch of goofy, fun boys who knows how to cheer me up. They’re like my step-in brothers. Love those guys.
- Last, but not least, I’m glad that I cleared the air with a certain fellow. I was doing some majorly negative projecting on this lad, and he was being quite the bipolar boy. However, we talked and I’m finally set on a path with him that’s chill and respectful and understandable. It’s a good thing.
Here’s to surrounding yourself with good people. G’night, folks.
How happy I am for the following:
- I’m really, really happy to finally be caught up with all of my homework. I was procrastinating badly for awhile there, but I took the initiative this weekend to get things done and even start things early. Let’s hope this trend continues!
- I’m really glad I have a grandparent who cares as much as my papa does. The almost weekly cards, phone calls, and e-mails really help while I’m away from the family. Not many people can say they have a grandparent who is as involved, loving, or concerned as mine is.
- I woke up today and went out on my patio with my dog to drink my cup of coffee. I really do have a wonderful porch–the tree and plants, the rocking two-seat chair, the wind chime, the view… it’s a great way to start my morning.
I’m off to continue studying (ethics and philosophy tonight). G’night, folks!
My papa and I in Italy, 2006
I’m grateful tonight for the following…
- My ex-neighbor/homeboy has been exceptionally helpful when it comes to his advice lately. While I used to take most boys’ advice with a huge helping of salt, I value his input in all matters that pertain to friendship, love, and dating. He’s proven himself a favorable friend and crucial confidante.
- Two of my good friends are dating each other. Today, the feminine half of this duo (who, for complicated privacy reasons, we’ll call “Tater Tot”) called me and told me that she dropped the “L-Bomb” on her boyfriend (who we will call Big Hands McGee). He said it back to her, but she still felt awkwardly funny about it. When they spoke about it a day later, Big Hands McGee had said that he’d actually wanted to say, “I love you,” before. They proceeded that have a happy, silly Valentine’s Day. Tater Tot said this made her “giggle with her whole body.” I’m so glad I have friends who are just such good people. What those two have is something to shoot for when looking for a true friend and companion in life.
- This sounds ridiculous, but I’m glad I have my dog. He keeps me company, gives me undivided attention, and is the cutest little Pomeranian you’ll ever find. I’m not one of those crazy people who acts like their dog is a child, although I sometimes come dangerously close to that fine line.
I’m off to socialize. G’night, folks.
I will be posting three things for which I am grateful every night from here on out.
This is about as cliche as you can get without vomiting a little in your mouth, but this will be something positive for me, and perhaps it will get those of you reading to consider some things in your life that are pretty terrific. We all get bogged down, so having the last few moments of every day being devoted to considering good things in life certainly can’t hurt.
- Valentine’s Day has reminded me how much I love my friends. I’ve been through a few rough patches and having my friends around to listen to me whine and moan, to pick me up when I’m flat on my face, and to just be utterly good people is something for which I am eternally grateful. I love, love, love my friends.
- I’m really glad I took on the job of being a writer for the paper. I get paid, I’m getting valuable experience, I’m meeting wonderful people… I’m really not seeing any downside to this at all. It’s been one of the better decisions I’ve made this semester.
- My younger brother has been a huge source of support for me, especially lately. He came to Austin to visit me this past weekend, and he says the same ol’ things over and over–but it’s the same ol’ things I always need to hear over and over.