In the past few days I’ve gotten a handful of super nice holiday e-mails from friends packed full of all kinds of nice things that I wish I’d been considerate enough to think of sending to my friends, family, and loved ones (none of which overlap of course). Every time I got another one I thought that would be the catalyst to get me to do it however every time I started I thought what I was writing sounded dumb and then started worrying about all the people I needed to send it to and who I’d forget and if one group of them would get the same jokes that another group of them would get or whatever. And then I’d delete the e-mail and go pretend to do something more important.
The truth is my friends, family, and loved ones are the single most important thing to me, each one more important than the others (don’t try and figure it out, just run with it) and nothing I could ever say would encompass exactly how I feel. What I do want to say is thanks. Thanks for everything, the good, the bad, all of it. The pats on the head, the kisses on the cheek, the kicks in the balls. I wouldn’t be where I am right now, I wouldn’t be who I am right now with out each and every one of them, and each and every one of you. For that I’m eternally grateful. I’m sure I’ve never told you all that in person, and no matter how much I intend to as I write this I’m pretty sure I will continue not to going forward. So be it. You know who you are, and I really can’t thank you enough. I hope no matter what you are doing today, and this week, that it makes you smile and that you can get away, even for a few moments, from whatever bullshit you have to deal with the rest of the year.