I am thankful to have been born in this country, and for the hard work and suffering of the people who made this easy life and this day of thanks possible for all of us. I am thankful for my loving family, especially my mother, who has spent a good portion of her adult life trying to make mine better. I am thankful for David, a true BEST friend who knows me like no one else, and who is always there to help me navigate this funny journey through life. I am thankful for the men who have come into my life and helped me learn, but above all, Chris, who showed me what it means to truly love someone with all of your being and soul, and forced me to reconcile my character flaws with that reality (albeit too late). I am thankful for my job and for Jenn, who has helped transform me from a pompous kid into a business man. I am thankful for my health, as I get older and see so many people around me losing theirs. But most of all, I am thankful to have this opportunity to truly be ALIVE.