I was not going to post today. I was going to let the day slide and not write anything.
But then, I read Doc’s blog. And, I decided that his good rerun was so moving that I should write a post and acknowledge you and the various other things I’m thankful for.
First, I am thankful to Papa and the dogs. With out them, I would feel very much alone in the world, being down here in Houston by myself. Until he got here, I was very much alone and I didn’t do well with it, I was depressed a lot. Now, I’m not depressed a lot. This is a very good thing.
Secondly, but certianly no less, I am thankful for you. I have a group of friends here that are a better support system than anyone IRL (in real life). You folks always take my side, are indignity for me and are always there to help… if even from afar. This has done wonders for me and has gotten me thru may days of constant and considerable pain. If you’ve suffered for more than one day, you understand that day by day pain is something that can demoralize you to the point of serious depression. You have held me up so that I may continue and be a better person. Thank you for being you.
I am thankful for all the years I had Nana. I miss her terribly and wish she were here right now and am grateful for all the fun memories I have of her.
I’m grateful for my Mom and the funny stories she tells. I can always write her and tell her something silly or something rotten that happened to me and she always says just the right thing.
I am grateful for my belief in God, and then most especially Morbid Angel, because I thought that I had lost my faith in God. Joe helped me realize that while the pain may have broken my belief in God for that moment, that He was still a part of my life and helping me work thru the pain and getting to a better place. My belief in God and his dream for this Earth has always moved me to consistently help others and make this world what it should be.
Finally, I am thankful for living in a country where, as a woman, I am considered an equal member of the community/society. I am allowed to say and speak what I want. I am able to wear what I like and I am allowed to work. I do not have to have children if I do not wish to. I do not have to be married if I do not wish to. I am eternally grateful for the good fortune of being born in the USA. I am grateful for the men and women who have lost their lives so that I may have these freedoms.
With pace and love,
— Fizz —
PS Enjoy these fishy scenes from my aquarium!
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