Thankful

  • I am thankful to be living in a city I want to live in pursuing a career I want to pursue.
  • I am thankful for being involved with a project where my input is valued.  Scenes From the Underground is taking shape in ways I could never have imagined, and I'm truly grateful.
  • I am thankful for dogs.  They make my life better when I walk past good ones on the street.
  • I am thankful for the emotional honesty that has worked it's way into my behavior.  I credit this to my training, a concerted effort on my own part, and surrounding myself with emotionally honest people.  This has, for better or for worse, given me a heightened "bullshit meter". I am no longer capable of having extended conversations about the weather. I can no longer feign interest nor apathy.  My behavior reflects how I feel, and I feel more unabashedly myself than I have in a long time.  This makes me a more polarizing of a person.  My highs are much higher, my lows far lower, but I am feeling in a way I thought I lost as I grew older.
  • I am thankful for the good people in my life. I have family and friends who want me to do well.
  • For the first time in my life, I feel respected. I have always felt liked, loved, cared about - but never before have I truly felt respected.  For this I am incredibly thankful, as it begins to fill a hole in my self-worth I never fully understood.
  • Good food is wonderful.  Poignant art helps me breathe.