Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks To You

I would normally make my snarky post about Thanksgiving, but not this year.

This year I am thankful for many things - a job, great friends - blog and flesh and blood ones, and I would say the love and support of family.

As much as I razz them in this here blog, 710 and I have a good family - immediate and extended.  Don't get me wrong, I'll still take my jabs as often as I can - at my family, not his.  And to paraphrase Animal Farm - all family members are not created equal.

But for us, this last week has brought on how much those ties bind.  I think we do a pretty good job at not taking most of these folks for granted and while we don't have overly demonstrative relatives, the respect and love is there.  Sometimes it is more of the former than the latter, but it depends on who we are referring to, of course (see the above Animal Farm reference).  That is not to say love isn't there, just not stated easily, if at all.

We might love them, we might even say we love them - but I'm not sure we ever thank our families enough.  I mean all of us, not just 710 and myself.

710 and I are much more demonstrative than those who came before us - at least with each other.  If my plane crashed tomorrow, neither of us would a have concern knowing how we felt about each other - and that little, if anything, was left unsaid.

It is also safe to say we don't do that with the ones we truly care about - at least we don't do it enough. Love is one thing, but letting them know they are appreciated is something different...and equally important.

There. I'm done with my schmaltzy stuff.  You can resume your normal lives knowing I'll be back to my normal self tomorrow.  Or in a few days.

Enjoy your holiday.



Song by:  Emmylou Harris

9 comments:

Birdie said...

Very sweet. I wonder how many of us can say the same thing, that our loved ones know how much they're valued?

I'm so glad you're in my life, sweetie. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ur-spo said...

Well, I am thankful to have you as a blogger buddy.

David G said...

Happy T-Day boys! Hope you have a wonderful time!

anne marie in philly said...

happy thanksgiving to BOTH of you!

tornwordo said...

Am I lame because I don't understand 710? I'm assuming it's denton, but I still don't get it. Nonetheless, Happy Tday.

AJohnP said...

Awwww....very nice. I hope you had a splendid Thanksgiving.
xoxo

Erik Rubright said...

Wishing belated turkey day happiness to you and 710, and the rest of the family.

Cubby said...

I've missed you Blobby. I'm taking some time today at lunch to do a quick catch-up with your blog. I'm so far behind...

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