This time of year is the defined season to say "thanks". Personally, I give thanks every day. That's my prayer. Thanks. Thanks for my friends, my family, my health, my travels, my car, the weather, my job, an opportunity, etc. 99% of the time I'm thanking God for all the good that is my life.
Sure I have rough patches, but compared to the diamonds I call my life, crap is just a passing thought.
I have friends that have been in my life for nearly 40 years, I have new friends, I have friends I haven't met yet. I know writers and artists and travelers. I have fabulous family. I have yogis and cyclists in my fold. Gourmet cooks and musicians. My co-workers have jobs and hobbies and talents and gifts. My life is so colorful and full - how could I not, for every moment of every day, give praise and thanks for it all?
Thank you Lord for everything. Thank you friends and family for being my friends and my family. I love you all and everything you are!