Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Usually, I write my posts the night before and schedule them for in the morning.  Trust me I am not punctual enough to post at the same time every morning. I sometimes sleep late, but last night I was sleepy and decided that this would be a post that I would actually write on Thanksgiving morning.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. I won't list everyone, because most of it would be repeating what I've already said in previous posts, but you can go back and read posts like "I Love My Job" or yesterday's "Vermont v. Alabama."  There are of course others that I've talked about being happy and loving my new life. Six months ago, I'd have never believed that this life would be possible.  I certainly wouldn't have believed anyone saying that I'd be living in Vermont.

While I a, very grateful for the big stuff, there are little things too. Take for instance the fact that I can sit on my bed naked and type this post up without worrying if someone will walk in. It's one of the things I love about living alone, which is something that I'm grateful for because it allows me certain freedoms I lacked before.  If I want to get on Grindr in the middle of the night and bring a guy here or go to his place, I can do so without any explanation.  I can run and do errands at any time without worrying about anyone else. I can watch what I want on TV. Yes, those are mostly small things, but it's a freedom I haven't had in years.

So I am very thankful for my new life: a new job, a new home, a new location, etc. Nearly everything about this experience is new, but it's wonderful. I'm loving every minute of it.  Now, I need to get up and put on some clothes so I can cook a couple of dishes to take to my coworker's house for Thanksgiving lunch.


Susan said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Joe. May you always be as thankful for your life as you are today. :)

mistress maddie said...

A beautiful post. I am glad to have found you recently. A Happy Thanksgiving to you.

JiEL said...

Happy Thanksgiving and a special one for you as you mentioned.

Getting to find that nice job and to live in a «real free» place is surely something you'll be thankful for.

I'm so happy that this «honey moon» is fulfilling your life.

Cheers from not far away Montreal.

PS. Our Thanksgiving is celebrated in October up here..

Michael Dodd said...

[T]hose are mostly small things
Life (and the freedom to live it fully) is made up mostly of small things. If we can be grateful for them, we will be happy.

A glorious day of giving thanks for the many wonderful things -- great and small -- that have come your way since this time last year!

As the song says, "And all that we can offer You is thanks."

Lenny Ricci said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Joe... Enjoy your new found freedoms...

Buon Fortuna!

Lenny from Denver

Amanda said...

Happy Thanksgiving Joe! I hope you enjoy your holiday and all it has to offer. ((Hugs))

Anonymous said...

I think everyone who reads your blog would agree that we are all thankful for YOU and the gift you share with us each and everyday which is your life. Ups and Downs and Sideways even. I learn so much from you and am so grateful to you for sharing yourself with me.