Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks

Just about every year I've done a Thanksgiving post about the things that I am most grateful for that year. This year there are two things that stand out the most, and one leads right into the other.
The first thing I have this year is my current job. Yea, strange as it may seem, without this job at Yale University my life would be as stagnant as it has been for quite a few years now. Last year I was out of work for almost the entire year, then near the end of it I re-met my old friend Poet, who I ahdn't seen in about 8 years, at Big Bobs Funeral. Despite the fact that so many years of non-contact had passed he and I still connected just like in the past and when he found out I was out of work he told me how his Dad worked for Yale Security and that he was putting in and I should too. By the start of the new year I was in my job, and was making more money starting than I had in my entire life. That includes 10 years of retail slavery in which I was either an assistant manager or Substitute manager for a large part of that time. With this job I have paid off all my debt, including all the bills that pilled up while I was out of work. I was also able to set up the second reason I have to be thankful.
That is my engagment to Babushka. After 6 years, with a break of 1, I figured we had put it off long enough and went out and bought a ring and poped the question. My little angel said yes, and now I am slowly planning mabey the biggest change of my life, marriage. While it may be 2-3 years before it actually happens, it was a big step for someone who hates changes in his life. My little Angel has made me so happy, and knowing that she'll be my wife is perhaps the greatest thing thats ever happened to me. Even now, several months since I proposed, I still have to look at the ring on her finger sometimes to remind myself that this is actually happening. Marriage was always something that happened to others, and was not meant for me. I always feared I'd end up alone in life, but now that's not so. I've found someone that is willing to put up with all my annoying habits and stupidities and yet still love me.
So those are my two biggies this year, work and marriage.
How about you?

6 Voices In The Darkness:

Blogger Libby Screams...

aza-there's nothing left to say about this...it's beautiful, and, please reread it EVERY YEAR in your marriage! best wishes for the future for you two!!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Burfica Screams...

you know after almost 15 years of marriage I am still very thankful and grateful of my man. hehehehe

Great things to be thankful for Aza.

1:38 AM  
Blogger Jadedprimadonna Screams...

I second what Libby says. Read this every single year at Thanksgiving. When the new wears off a relationship, it's hard to remember sometimes how empty your life would be without that other person. But the longer you're together, the more important that person is to you, even if you don't always see it.

I'm grateful for my family, my friends, my pets, my health, my faith, my home, my car (even though it's in the shop right now, lol!), my jobs, my education, and the peace of mind I have now that I didn't have a couple of years ago. As ironic (and outdated) as it might sound, peace is da bomb!

Thanks for sharing and reminding us all to be thankful for the people we love! (And our jobs... nothing worse than having a bad job... unless it's no job at all...)

May the Christmas holiday and New Year ease it with nothing but happiness for you and Babushka!

2:12 PM  
Blogger MomThatsNuts Screams...

I am thankful for YOU!! Thanks for your friendship and support over the year! Its nice to see you happy!!

Mom

9:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa Screams...

I agree with others.
Re-read it often when times are hard and every Thanksgiving. Reading your post made me realize that I didn't give thanks to anything on Thanksgiving, and I am forever thankful for friends, family and life in general.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Alekx Screams...

Change is hard but don't wait to long hun. That advice I hope next year you will be thankful for.
:-)

Thank you for being such a good friend when I was down and out with the issues I was having, you are the only blogger buddy who knows about what was going on during my absence. I appreciate you so much.

8:48 PM  

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