Forgive this belated Thanksgiving newsletter but Iím assuming you were crazy busy over the holidays, what with the family gatherings, turkey eating, Friday shopping and leftovers. Ummm . . . leftovers. I think I just drooled on my keyboard.
And although the carols have commenced, Iím hoping you and I can hold electronic hands as we pause to think about what we are most thankful for.
So without further ado or doing anything further hereís my top ten things I am thankful for. (Hint Ė keep reading because youíre on it :)
#10: Iím thankful that Iím not the only one who watched every episode of ĎLostí loved it and still have no idea what happened.
#9: Iím thankful that Iím not a turkey . . . at least not the eating kind.
#8: Iím thankful to all the people who have written me inquiring about my career after football Ė again, wrong Jim Brown Ė but itís nice to have contact.
#7: Iím thankful for great music. And that the word Ďgreatí is completely subjective.
#6: Speaking of which Iím really thankful that no on knows that Iíve secretly memorized the lyrics to the Vanilla Ice classic ďGo Ninja, Go Ninja, GoĒ. Wait . . . forget I said that.
#5: Iím thankful for puddiní. Enough said.
#4: Iím thankful I didnít attend Hogwatts because frankly flying around on a broom looks like it would chafe.
#3: Iím thankful that elephant canít fly like Dumbo. Think about it youíll see my point.
#2: Iím thankful that Chaplin the Cat does not have thumbs because he can already open every cabinet door in the house and with thumbs Ė well -- Iím afraid he would take over my newsletter and be way better at it than I am.
And the Number #1 thing that I thankful for Ė is . . . YOU. Thank you from the bottom, middle and top of my heart. Your support buoyís my spirit when the words are being fickle and evasive. It comforts me when the deep dark things I research as a writer and experience as a journalist creep into my night-time thoughts.
Thank you for subscribing to this newsletter (and if you havenít got your free copy of Boom yet please do itís yours). And know that when I bowed my head for my official Thanksgiving Day dinner it will be you that Iím am grateful for. You are wonderful, unique and my friend.
All my best,