well, i know i am a couple days late, but i just want to wish everyone a belated happy thanksgiving! this is also a nice opportunity to say how thankful i am to have such an amazing family and such amazing friends. life has been quite a roller coaster for me at times and there is no way i could have made it to where i am right now without ALL of you. it is always interesting to get philosophical and examine the importance of every person in your life. because really when you stop to think about it, you can learn and gain something from EVERY person you encounter. some people (like most of you who read this) have a more profound impact on your life, but even a cashier at the grocery store can impact you if you let her. is she in a great mood in spite of the crabby bastards coming through her line? then remember that if she can keep a smile on her face in that situation, so can you. is she the crabby bastard this time? then remember how much that bothers YOU and don't be that person.
the point i'm trying to make is, thank you for being a part of my life. i mean it from the bottom of my heart.
more about our thanksgiving activities when we're back home and settled in... right now we have to get ready to head to atlantic city and win some money!