Giving Thanks

by Matt on November 22, 2007


Do I need to keep a gratitude journal as Oprah suggests if I already have a blog? Hmmm, I’ll skip it.

As everyone gets together today and shares a big delicious meal and gives thanks for the many blessings in life I’d like to offer my gratitude here for so many things this life has offered me.

First, I am thankful for my mom & dad, family and friends. My parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, my amazing beautiful cousins all over the place, I miss you terribly and think of you often. One day I’ll be closer. I promise.

Second, to my friends I’ve met here and along the path of life, truly, what would life be without you? You all bring joy and warmth and laughter and growth and I could never thank you enough.

Third, I thank the miraculous powers above for giving me a chance to know such three small amazing little creatures. I know it sounds silly to thank one’s own dogs, but my little hounds have given me more than I could ever offer them. Compassion, a simple understanding of life and what’s really important, and a connection that transcends what I’ve ever known. Anyone whose ever looked deep into a dog’s eyes surely knows this––I’m glad I have the opportunity to experience it, too.

And lastly, I’m thankful for my partner Adam. Without getting too gushy here he’s simply been the best thing that has ever happened to me in life. When someone fosters and nurtures your growth as an individual and an artist it’s a special thing, and he’s always done that. I hope I have helped him too, but as my mom always says "You guys are very good for each other."  I’d like to thank so too  :)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, make sure you tell someone how thankful you are and how much they mean to you. I love you all!

Let’s eat!

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Melissa November 22, 2007 at 7:23 am

Oh, you got me all choked up!

Thank you, Matt, for being such a generous, inspiring, intelligent, enthusiastic, encouraging, entertaining, wildly talented and all-around wonderful guy. I’m truly thankful I know you!

I hope you’re having a delicious Thanksgiving, surrounded by people you love.

gayle November 22, 2007 at 9:28 am

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on the wonderful things we have in our lives all year ’round! :)

Cheers, and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Deborah Dowd November 23, 2007 at 5:02 am

With so many blessings in your life, I am sure you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thanks for giving us a little window into your life through your blog!

Linda November 23, 2007 at 7:57 am

seriously matt, if you aren’t the most inspiring individual, i don’t know who is. you’re great. i’m thankful for you and your always uplifting words of wisdom. hope it was delicious.

Cynthia November 23, 2007 at 5:20 pm

Happy thanksgiving to you too!

chanelle November 23, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Awwwww. You are the sweetest. Ever.
Hope you had a very relaxing (and tukey-free) Thanksgiving!
Thank you for being such an inspiration, Matt. I’m thankful for you!

mary November 25, 2007 at 7:17 am

Thank you Matt for being such a wonderful inspiration. BTW, I love the new design and the chilly photo of you up there. :)

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