Friday, May 06, 2005

Grateful

I am thankful for my mother, who is selfless and giving; who loves her children with every ounce of her being; who would brave hell for those she loves.

I am thankful for my father, who embodies honesty and integrity; who would protect his family with his life.

I am thankful for my brother, who is kind and good-hearted; who would do anything for those close to him.

I am thankful for my friends. For Pollo, who is bursting with confidence. For Chuck, who adores his family. For Adriana, who made me laugh myself to sleep last night with her comment about mullets. For Melanie, who reminds me constantly that she loves me. For Laura, who lives her life by her rules alone. For Seana, who epitomizes strength. For Nancy & Alex, who live life to its fullest. For Austin, who is comprised of warmth and humor. For Dominique, who is made of kindness and sincerity. For Joe, who is filled with generosity. For Derek, who dances like no one's watching. For Ed, who laughs with his whole body. For Scott, for being absolutely unafraid of who he is.

I am thankful for my exes. For David, who knows exactly what unconditional love means. For Tom, whose heart is full of the best intentions.

I am thankful for the people I work with. For Bill, who makes decisions with no hesitation. For Betty, who listens without criticizing. For Lisa, who stands up for what she believes in.

I am thankful for everyone who reads my words; for the comments left, the good and the bad.

I am thankful for each and every insecurity I have; I am also thankful for my confidence. I am thankful for all of my contradictions and all of my assertions. I am thankful for my peccadilloes, my beliefs, my uncertainty.

I am thankful for pain, I am thankful for joy. I am thankful for heartache, I am thankful for love.

I am thankful for each breath I take in, each tear I shed.

I am thankful for each moment of my life.

10 comments:

Nick said...

I'm thankful to have a blogfriend like you who understands what it means to be at this point in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Great post! It's so easy to just look at the negative in one's life rather than seeing all of the wonderful things we have to be thankful for!
Alayne

NJ said...

I'm thankful you write. :-)

Melanie said...

I am thankful to have such a wonderful best friend..and you're right I do love you!!

Anonymous said...

Oh hell, now you are going to make us cry!!! We are thankful to have you as our friend. Before we get to serious, were also thankful you have great breast!!!!!

Alex & Nancy

Anonymous said...

i'm thankful for my sister's writing, which kept me sane for the first half of the year. and that she can get me out of the house to go hang out and talk about the lama farm down the street from here house. lol. i love ya sis
scorpion

Anonymous said...

thank you

Patty said...

Oh Chimi, you are such a sweet girl, one more time I have to tell you that YOU ARE THE BEST FRIEND IN THE WORLD.
I love you, and if I see somebody making you feel bad, or sad, you know, I will go and fight for you.
By the way, I hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow.
Question, what is that comment about your "chichis".....I can get angry!!! careful guys because Chimi is my b!@#. (just kidding)
Love you,
Pollo.

Charlie Mc said...

Great Post. I stumbled upon your blog...great stuff!

microdaft said...

I've read a few of your posts and I must say I am very impressed. But I think the greatest compliment is the number of people reading and responding to your blog!

I don't know if it is appropriate, but I wanted to offer a few comments on the last couple I read:

#1 It is absolutely fine to be so hard on your dates, as long as you are conscious of your high standards and their cost. Intelligence can be inversely proportional to one's ability to find the perfect relationship. Keep trying. It makes for a good blog. And I know that your writing serves as a great tool for reflecting on your decisions.

#2 I loved your post on poor writing. Prior to my current employer, I worked for a public school system, and was horrified by some of the nearly illiterate communications I received from very prestigious school administrators.

I look forward to your future posts!