Thursday, November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it can really be shared by just about everyone, and I really like to take a breather from life and stop to think of all I really do have to be thankful for.

Amongst the many things I am thankful for, this year I am especially thankful to the people I've met in the blogging community.

Jill, you first, though we didn't meet through this blogging community, it was you who introduced me to blogging and without your influence, I may not have had the opportunity to know all these wonderful people. Thank You!

Jennifer, I love the blend of politics, music, and you that you share with us. You are so uniquely you and your blog has a very distinct personality and look that make it a really friendly place to visit.

Michael, You are a genius and a brilliant writer - truly among the best I've ever read. To see that big smile on your face in the photo with Jennifer was the one piece of the puzzle that was missing. I hope that the happiness and success you deserve find their way to you with constancy. Thank you for challenging my imagination and my mind.

Sprizee, you are simply deightful. You and your blog bring me constant joy. You're funny, witty, intelligent, charming, and just sarcastic enough to be a superhero in my book. Thank you for your blog, reading my blog, and the candy (though I haven't received it yet, I know I'll enjoy it).

Kate, it was great to get to meet you on Halloween. I can't thank you enough for defending my position and opinions. You are very funny and are one of the few people I've ever met who can walk around with broccoli, bread, and other food items attached to you (folks, she's not weird, she was a lint brush for Halloween and us drunken fools were attaching food to her costume unbeknownst to poor Kate)and not look completely ridiculous. You my friend, are good people.

Melika, you are one of a kind. A free spirit who is simply not afraid to be yourself and express who you are. Thanks for sharing yourself with the blogging world.

Jessica, if I was as smart as you are at your age, I'd be a genius today. You are funny, smart, and talented. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories.

Joy, you share with all of us the wisdom gained from a lifetime of work, family, love, and your candid posts on cancer provide lessons and insight for all. Your courage and openness are an example as is your work as a teacher.

Everyone else who has read or responded to my blog, to those of my friends mentioned above, and the entire blogging community...may you all know how thankful I am for your presence in my life.


Michael said...

Well, Chris, thank YOU for reading and posting on my blog and for giving me the opportunity to read and post on yours. Also, thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes. ALSO, thank you for the e-mail discussions we've had. ALSO...

I guess I could go on for a while. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I know I did.

jennifer said...

i know it's a bit late, but happy thanksgiving to you as well chris. you are such a kind person, it is really a pleasure to know you. so, thank you. :)

JC said...

I know I'm kind of late too, but I'd like to say thank YOU, Chris. I always really appreciate and enjoy your comments. What's more, I'm thankful for the opportunity to read your wonderful thoughts.

Hooray for blogs, eh?

sprizee said...

Aww, thanks for the kind words Chris.

And regarding "just sarcastic enough to be a superhero in my book"? I'll try and live up to that, and then some. :)

Kate said...

Thank you for your kind words Chris. You are good people too. I appreciate your banter on my blog. You have a wonderful way of inciting thoughtful and intelligent discussions. It is a pleasure to be part of your blogging community.

I hope that you are enjoying this holiday season, despite all of the commercialism. I like to think of the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas as an extension of the happiness and love surrounding Thanksgiving. All you have to do to remember that is talk to a child. My four-year old nephew, though short in height, is long in wisdom. His excitement for Christmas is wonderful and inspiring to witness.

Very Best Wishes to you and yours this holiday season!