To all my friends here at ODN, I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and a very joyful Thanksgiving. As corny as it sounds, this is a special time reserved for showing gratitude for the good things in life. Whether Godly or Godless, I think everyone here can think of a thing or two they're happy to have.
I'm grateful for my wife and kids. I'd be nothing without them. They are the light of my days. I've been a parent for 15 years and I have better kids than I deserve. They are all good-hearted and happy. It's never work spending time with them. I've been married to my wife for six years and her ability to stay with me in spite of myself is a testament to her love for me. I've been all over the U.S. and Europe with my wife and I had never been out of Texas more than thrice in my life up until then. She pulled me out of my shell. She's fantastic.
I'm grateful for my job and all the things that come with it. I'm not a highly educated man and I've been very fortunate to make good money on a mediocre brain.
I'm grateful for my health. I've always been somewhat naturally fit and reasonably free of illness.
I am grateful to live in a world that allows me to interact so candidly with folks I would never otherwise meet. From right up the road in Waco, all the way to Sydney Australia, it is great fun and a greater privilege to know and dialog with each of you.
Thanks for the lessons.
Eric a.k.a. Godlesspagan