Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thanks

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
--G.K. Chesterton


So far I've taken two approaches to turning 40: apprehension, as befits what they call the mid-life crisis; and levity, because humor seemed the best way to deal with the anxieties. In that hustle and bustle, I think I may have left out gratitude.

Forty marks a major milestone, and I have many things to be thankful for:

  • Good health.
  • A complete family, also in good health.
  • Friends, lots of good friends.
  • A multifarious and storied career in IT and literature.
  • Time.
  • Traveling adventures.
  • A full head of hair, still mostly black.
  • Improving vision.
  • Books.
  • Comics.
  • Games.
  • A grand toy collection.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Christian philosophy.
  • Teaching. And being cool about it.
  • A healthy and egalitarian skepticism of humans in general.
  • Being able to laugh heartily.
  • Being single and unattached (though that situation may change soon ;-)
  • Surprise.
For all these things, I'm mighty thankful. There may have been occasions for regret here and there, but otherwise I'm happy at how I'm turning out so far.

7 comments:

  1. "Being single and unattached (though that situation may change soon ;-)" - Go Dom! Happy birthday again.

    "Improving vision" - literally? figuratively or both?

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  2. "Our little boy is growing up...Sniff." You're finishing well, Sir Dom, finishing well indeed. :)

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  3. "Being single and unattached (though that situation may change soon ;-)Surprise."
    I have a huge feeling this has something to do with you "liking tea". Refer to most recent phone call. Is this the "secret" you were talking about?? Tell me or risk FO! :) :) :) anyway, I feel super giddy for you. YOU. WILL. TELL. ALL. Happy super duper birthday, Master!

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  4. maybe you can combine #s 5 and 6.......time traveling adventures :)

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  5. MAKE CHIKKA!

    Hahah joke. I really wish the best for you dom, you're one of the few great men I know.

    As for midlife crisis, well I hope it won't be as dramatic. I hope you don't wake up one day and go buy a screaming red ferrari.

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