Today we engage in our annual ritual of parades, football, too much food, and hopefully taking stock of our good fortune.
I am, this particular day grateful for real estate brokers who go above and far beyond the call of duty for clients who take half a year to find a house and then inflict their bizarre karma on said broker. For the service, for the many many hours of work, and as a result the friendship, i give thanks.
For my family, who, six months ago offered their poolhouse to me...for six weeks, for their unending support, understanding, and love, i give thanks.
For my dutiful, loyal, loving friends, and their week after week after week of listening to me ruminate about one house after another, for allowing me to spend every friday night in their guest room for six months, and never once questioning me, aloud anyway, about whether i was being realistic about my search I give thanks.
And as I spend thanksging with dear friends whom I cherish I plan to deliver this bit of thanks:
In recognizing whatever powers exist in the Universe and whatever form they may take we give thanks.
We give thanks for our health, particularly Chuck's renewed vigor, despite the number of spare parts such renovations required.
We're thankful for our minds, we're a fortunate group, we've been given good ones, and we're thankful too that we're allowed to share that gift and contribute to the evolution of our culture
We're thankful for the children, whom, despite our frequent and vocal protestations do bring us joy, and give us hope for the future.
In particular we're thankful that we are able to be here together today to acknowledge our friendship and our love for one anothe
Please raise your glasses.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your contributions to my life both big and small.
From your confidence in my abilities, to your perpetual assistance in helping me explore the possibilities. But most of all for your love.
And so it goes