I'm thankful for email, and free email addresses, although some of you fuckers out there abuse the hell out
of your contact lists with all the spam and blasting. Email is a pretty awesome invention, and it can be a really efficient form of communication. Can be.
I'm thankful for education and the educators who provide it. I'm sure I'll repeat this gratitude at least once more, when I get to the Letter T, and any other letter that presents the opportunity, because I think teachers should be thanked as often as possible. I've had some pretty awesome formal and informal educators, and I'm glad that I retained so much of what they tried to teach me.
I'm thankful for elevators, and not just the ones that carry lazy bastards like myself and freight up and down flights of
stairs. I'm thankful for people who elevate other people, and for all of the physical, spiritual and emotional support they provide. You rock!
I'm thankful for empowerment. It's not easy for someone who, by most statistical accounts, should have been a life failure, to stay any particular course or to press forward, despite any number of difficult circumstances; but
I'm very fortunate that I had people in my path who were not only my elevators, but my empowerers. Yes, I have enough education to know that that's not a word.
I'm thankful for the people in my past and present who were and are way-pavers and encouragers. You help me to expect more from myself, and have given me positive examples of how to encourage, elevate, educate, and empower
others. And not by blasting them with a whole bunch of funky-ass, empty-headed, soulless emails.