'What are you Thankful for this year?' she asked me.
Oh, I dunno, I replied. I'm Thankful everyday. Any day I wake up breathing is a day to be Thankful, ya know?
She laughed and said 'Yeah, I get that, but what else are you Thankful for? There must be something else...' And I thought about it for a bit and realized that there was a bunch of stuff that I was truly Thankful for this year - my Friends, my Family, my Girlfriend, etc., but the one thing I'm really Thankful for this year is being able to play Music. People that know me know that I'm not going to be able to do that anymore, sometime in the very foreseeable future, because of various things going on with me physically, but for right now, I'm sooooooooo fucking Thankful to be sitting in a room or on a stage somewhere with my Friends, creating, playing, and enjoying everything we do musically. It's all fun for me, and it's all I want to do. I know someday I'm going to look back wistfully, with a tinge of remorse, and maybe regret that I can't play drums anymore, or maybe I'll be at peace with it, I dunno, but until that day comes, I'm having lots and lots of fun being with my Friends and playing Music, seeing things passing me by through the window of a van. It's my world. It's what I live for. I play drums because it brings me such joy, and I do it because I still can. That's what I'm Thankful for this year. I'm Thankful that I can still play drums, no matter what the cost physically. It's who I am. It's what I'm compelled to do. :-)
Happy Turkey Day everyone. Remember those who can't be with us physically, but are always there spiritually. It's by remembering them, and keeping them in our thoughts, that they are able to live Forever.