Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Time of Thanks

As hunting season is in full swing, we sometimes forget to sit back and think about everything else around us. You all have probably noticed to reduced frequency of my posts lately. While I would love to attribute it to hunting all the time, it has little to do with hunting. In fact, it is mainly about my family and spending time with them. Life is great and I am not only thankful for what I have, I am grateful for the life I live. This year I am thankful for many things and I wanted to share some of them with you.

I am thankful for God's word, provision and guidance. I do struggle and sometimes do not agree with all of what the Bible has to say. It isn't easy, but I trust in God and have faith. If it was easy everyone would do it, right? The point is that I move forward, not backward. Keep moving forward.

I am thankful that I have a loving, awesome, kind, compassionate, and understanding family. This applies to my family here in California and throughout the eastern half of the USA. I wouldn't be the man I am today without the love and kindness we share. I am thankful I get to come home every night. To a home where I have a wife and daughter that mean everything to me. I am thankful I get to travel back to NY and hunt with my family whenever I want. I cherish my family time. It is truly a blessed life. 

I am thankful for my job that provides with the funds to live the life I live. The company that believes in me and allows me to be a provider. Working hard all my life has taught me to appreciate things like a job, good co-workers, and even health insurance. I used to take much for granted in these areas and as I grow older and wiser, I appreciate them each and every day.

I am thankful for great friends who I can get out and hunt with. The ones that work hard, hunt hard, and share ideas. While hunting solo can be fun at times, I love hunting with others as I like to share the experiences and hear the stories. We all chip in with helping the others out and I appreciate that.

I am thankful to have this blog as an outlet to share my adventures, opinions, and reviews. Even more than that, I am thankful for you. YOU! I am thankful that you take the time to read, comment on, agree or disagree, and share my blog. Without you guys this blog wouldn't exist and I am humbled and grateful that you take the time to read. Thank you.

I could go on and on for what I am thankful for, but one thing you will see missing from this post is 'stuff'. While I am thankful for the tools that allow us to get through each day, I am even more thankful for the experiences, adventures, and shared moments that fill my mind and heart. I hope that never changes.

What are you thankful for? Please share what you are thankful for and inspire someone today!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. May your day be fulfilled with love, happiness, and yes, a full belly.

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