I realized today that Thanksgiving is two weeks from tomorrow. I’ve been so wrapped up in my life for the last few weeks, I haven’t had time to consider it. I’m easily frustrated and I’m very expressive. This means that when I’m not happy people know it. I want to take this opportunity to share the things that make happy.

My family – I love my family, immediate and extended. I make them crazy. They make me crazy. Without them, I would be bored and boring. They share their humor and their love with me. We share a common oddity that makes me feel welcome.

My friends – My friends have been there for me when I needed them. I hope I have done the same for them. I know some pretty amazing people with skills that cover a pretty wide knowledge base. They are also the most accepting and supportive people I could ever hope to meet.

All the silly, piddly things in my life – I am easily amused. If something small tickles my fancy, I let it make my day. This has never diminished the big things. It just gives me something to smile about when nothing major is going on. I am thankful for Silly Putty, Slinkies, Foamy the Squirrel (FYI – Foamy is NSFW and mildly offensive. He may be animated, but he’s not for children.), Doctor Who, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, stress balls shaped like a toilet bowl (Our office cleaning staff left these on our desks months ago. Mine has given me bliss and giggles.), anything that strikes my fancy at any given moment. My daily moments of bliss keep me sane. If they make someone laugh at me, at least I’m sharing the wealth.

What are you thankful for? Please share it in the comments!