November 27, 2009
Thanksgiving 2009

Just a quick note:

It's customary for many folks in the US to take stock this last weekend of November of what we have to be thankful for. (Our Canadian friends do it a month and a half earlier. Something about the exchange rates on Canadian days being shorter than US days, or something.)

At the risk of sounding sappy, I just want to say that of course I am most thankful for the continued health and happiness of my beautiful and intelligent boys. Of course I am extremely thankful for my entire family, in all of the many directions it extends.

But I also want to give out a very big thanks to my dear friends. For the past few years, I've generally gotten so wound up in the day-to-day of running my business and tending my family that I started to lose connection with my friends. This year, in part thanks to Facebook, but also thanks to my realizing I just plain need to reach out, I've managed to reconnect with many good friends from my past as well as make new good friends at my taekwondo studio, in my neighborhood, and elsewhere. And, I've tried (with varying degrees of success) to shore up the friendships I've been enjoying on an ongoing basis.

As I wrestle with new challenges and new opportunities in my life, I find that my friendships provide me with a sturdy foundation without which I would surely lose my way. Thanks in particular to John, LAL, Kathy L., and so many others. You guys are the best. I can only hope that I prove to be as good a friend to you as you continue to be to me.

And... thanks to you, dear reader, for sticking with me even during my prolonged silences on this blog this year. It's been a rocky year in many ways, but better times are just around the corner.

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