Being Thankful: 1 and 2

So, one meme-ish thing going around the Internets this month is the idea of posting/blogging/tweeting things that we are thankful for each day of the month. It’s a nice sentiment and as someone who tends to look at himself and see everything that is lacking, it could be an opportunity for me to focus on the positive.

But, as usual, I’m a day late. So here are my entries for days one and two…

Day One: The Wife

I honestly do not know how I survived before my wife was part of my life. She makes me sane. She makes me happy. She makes me a better man*.

I’m not always the easiest person to live with. I’m quiet–but that’s not always a good thing. I can be depressive. I can be downright lazy. I can also be a little bizarre. But she puts up with it and still puts her arms around me every day and tells me she loves me. And I know she means it because she shows me in ways both large and small. I just can’t be more thankful for that.

Day Two: The Kittehs

Our two little fur-babies (Elspeth “the fat-brat-cat” and Vladimir “aka Turdley McJackass”) can be irritating little heathens; furry little poop-and-vomit-generating brats. But they also make me happy. They each have distinct personalities and ways that they display their angst and their affection. When I feel sick or just down, they really do seem to sense it and try to console me. They’re butt-heads…but they’re MY butt-heads, damn it!

Okay, so enough that. Back to the grindstone until tomorrow…

*=cue over-wrought, whiny late-era Boston power ballad or any solo Peter Cetera song…

About Shedrick

I am a professional librarian and a part-time writer that's working to do that the other way around. I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats. When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.
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