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It’s Thanksgiving, And I’m Thankful. November 27, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
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Thankful for this chance to focus my attention away from the evils and troubles of the world, onto the blessings.

And those blessings are headed by my two wondrous daughters, Meredith and Ursula, without whom my life would have no meaning.    Whether you heard the 1970’s admonition to “teach your parents well” or not, that’s what you’re doing.  And I’ll never be able to thank you enough.

I’m thankful for an ex-wife who has become one of my dearest friends as we co-parent our daughters on their journey to become independent women of the finest kind.  Thank you, Gina.  The years of loving you will always stand as the high point of my life.  I wish you every happiness in your current relationship; that’s one very special guy you’ve got there.

And I’m thankful for the community of friends who come by here regularly to check in, offer me support and appreciate me as a player in the life we share.  You validate me when I’m unsure, you support the delicate structures which I build from my emotions and offer as my vision of reality.

Thank you all, and Every Blessing to you.

– Ralph

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1. Jane R - November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Ralph, and many blessings. Thanks for being a blessing to us. It’s always a joy to stop by here.

2. littlebangtheory - November 27, 2008

*blushes, humbled*

3. Fran - November 27, 2008

What a beautiful post!

And Jane is correct- as she usually is – your presence is a real blessing and one that I am grateful for.

Happy Thanksgiving and much love!

4. Sylvia Kirkwood - November 27, 2008

You are certainly a blessing and bright spot in my life these days even though we’ve never met and a whole country separates us, not to mention that I’m old enough to be your mother, but you inspire me and encourage me whether you realize it or not and I thank you. I hold only the best of thoughts for you and for your daughters. Happy Thanksgiving!

5. Tengrain - November 28, 2008

I still want to cook with you.

You bring me much joy with you where’ere you go my friend.

Jealous as all hell, I remain

Your pal,

Tengrain

6. Bobbie - November 28, 2008

Thank you for this lovely post. It’s what Thanksgiving is all about, isn’t it?
I was surprised to learn your name. The nicest people I know are named Ralph (including my husband).
Your blog has become a bright spot in my day. Thank you for that. It means a great deal to me just to know there are good people like you out there. Those I meet lately just are not very good people, and it gets discouraging.

7. Paul in ABQ - November 28, 2008

“And I’m thankful for the community of friends who come by here regularly to check in, offer me support and appreciate me as a player in the life we share. You validate me when I’m unsure, you support the delicate structures which I build from my emotions and offer as my vision of reality.”

The feeling is mutual, my cyberfriend.

8. sherry - November 28, 2008

thank you. you are a very special being and i am thankful to be able to stop by and read and share.

9. Hill - November 28, 2008

I am so sorry. I deleted you from my blogroll. For some reason, the link I had wouldn’t work.

Gonna relink you right now!

🙂

10. Hill - November 28, 2008

Oh, and Happy Day After Bird Day, too!

🙂

11. Hill - November 28, 2008

You are relinked!

🙂

12. littlebangtheory - November 28, 2008

Hill, thanks! I’m mostly a lurker at your place these days, on accounta the volume of responses you get. I hate being a Parrot-Come-Lately, but always enjoy finding you as feisty as ever!

And the rest of you, I couldn’t be more sincere about how important your support has become to me. Thank you, today and every other day as well.

13. susan - November 29, 2008

A delayed Thanksgiving wish from me too as I emerge from three days worth of reading about history that might have been. I’m not infrequently demoralized by the world as it is and your tender thoughts and photographs are a haven of sanity and sanctity.

14. littlebangtheory - November 29, 2008

Those are awfully nice words, Susan. Thank you.


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