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Monthly Archives: November 2017

I’ve been posting on Thanksgiving for several years now.  Honestly, I lead a life of great privilege and I try hard to be thankful for that.  Many of my friends did not grow up with the advantages that I had.  My friends are people of different colors, sexual identities, gender identities, religions, nationalities, and probably some other things I’m not thinking of.  I don’t think a lot about how my friends are different from me because it is our similarities that make us friends.

I looked over my post from last year for inspiration, and fortunately, many of the things I was thankful for last year are still true.  I am thankful that none of my family members are in the hospital this year.  I am thankful that gay marriage is still legal despite some serious civil rights set backs.  I am thankful that people are still fighting for those civil rights, and sometimes even winning.  I am thankful that I can still vote, and call my representatives to express my opinion, and for all the things I have learned this year.  I am also still thankful for net neutrality while I have it.  If you don’t know what that is, look it up, read about what’s going on right now, and consider calling your representative about it.

I am also thankful for my cat, meeting my medical deductible, and all the wonderful things pharmaceuticals can do.  I am thankful for all the opportunities I’ve had this year to do things I love, like drawing and writing, to make money for charities I care about and believe in.  You can find the anthology here.  Lastly, I am thankful for my friends and my family. You guys never cease to amaze me with your talents, your humor, your resilience, and your kindness. Thank you for sharing yourselves with me, helping me when I needed you, and reminding me that truly good humans exist.  I continue to live a life of privilege because you are in it.  Thank you.  And happy Thanksgiving!

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