Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

I don't have much time to put a lengthy post today and I will not be blogging tomorrow so here is a list of things I am thankful for.

My wife and boys, they are the reason behind everything I do.

The rest of my family and I am especially thankful to be able to share this Thanksgiving with my Grand mother after all the trouble she has had this year.

For a multitude of friends who not only help keep me sane and grounded (nobody will remind you of your faults as often as a good friend) but also for the encouragement with my writing and for being there when I need them in general.

For everyone who sacrifices a bit of their time to read these crazy notions that fill my head and find their way to this blog.

And I'm especially thankful for those of you who take the time to comment and have become my cyber-buddies.

Also I am thankful that I have a good paying job which allows me time to write on the side, because I'd be one skinny dude if I depended on my words to put meat on the table.

My life might not be perfect, but I am pretty dang fat and happy and other that a nice big book deal I can't think of much to wish for. Hope all of y'all can say the same. Check back Friday for a interesting picture.

18 comments:

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Travis,

This is a truly beautiful post-- heartfelt, well written and says all that I feel.

You are a person who recognizes the important things in life. (If that doesn't sound like a fortune cookie, I don't know what does! ;) )

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jenny & family said...

Happy Thanksgiving Travis & family!

Yes, we have lots and lots to be thankful for. Give your Granny & Mom a hug for me!

a good paying job that puts MEAT on the table! I have to agree - skip the veggies and move on to the important food category! Lettuce is for rabbits.

Monnik said...

what a great post, Travis. I'm going to try to copy you and post a 'what I'm thankful for' post myself soon...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Stephen Parrish said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Travis. I'm grateful you didn't Tonya Harding me, and for that I won't Lorena Bobbitt you.

angel, jr. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Travis!

Merry Jelinek said...

Great post, Travis. Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

And thank you for being a great cyber buddy.

Charles Gramlich said...

And to you. Happy thanksgiving.

Mr. Shife said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a good one.

Travis said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Church Lady said...

Stephen has been leaving these (ahem) strange holiday greetings all over the blogosphere.
The man must be stopped!

I am grateful to have e-met you, and look forward to one day buying your book off Amazon.

Happy holidays!!
:-)

Phats said...

I did this same post

Have a great Thanksgiving Travis

SALLY VAUGHAN said...

I was once asked if us brits celebrate thanksgiving (er, no!!!), but i wish we did. Nothing to stop me rustling up a bit of turkey and stuffing though x

Sam said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
And those veggie creatures are terrific -
Off to carve up an orange...

Shauna said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Technically, being from the 'way north', it's not our holiday. But I'm having some pie to celebrate with y'all.

cher said...

even though you didn't mention me personally, i felt your thankfulness for me.
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Sherry said...

Oh gosh, I just love this list of what you are grateful for. It's so sincere and heartfelt and you just "get it"..you know that it's a gift to be here...love that!!! Hope you and the family had a delightfully delish Thanksgiving!

SmartlikeStreetcar said...

Such a long list! You are a lucky man.

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for taking care of your Godmother.

Bernita said...

Terrie said it for me.