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Points Between

A minute of solitude.

An afternoon of quiet.

Fishing, even when you don't catch anything.

The feeling of a solid golf shot.

High school sports, and the young men and women that play them.

College football, and the impact it has had on the lives of several local young men.

My job. Most days.

Diet Coke.

Chocolate.

Good food.

Good music.

Good writing.

Good friends I don't see often enough.

Better buddies I don't see often enough.

Healthy children.

God's love.

Those who can and do.

People like Joseph Greene, who believe "Service above self" is more than just a club motto.

People like Inez Wylds, who know that one person can make a difference.

People like Darryl Wallace and countless others, who love this country enough to fight in a foreign land - no matter what the personal cost.

Veterans.

Freedom.

Family.

Family Guy.

Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and other shows that serve as a nightly distraction from the real world.

The beach.

My home.

Thomson and McDuffie County.

My aquariums.

Movies.

Concerts.

Stand-up comedy.

XM radio.

The golf simulator at Dick's Sporting Goods.

Digital cameras.

Riding lawnmowers.

Rakes that don't clog.

Powered blowers.

Rain.

Christmas.

My time with my grandparents.

My memories of my grandfather, Boww.

Other loved ones lost.

Knowing the difference between right and wrong.

The people who taught me that difference.

The ability to have a dream and follow it.

The Mirror's success, especially our Small Business of the Year award.

The staff, readers, subscribers and supporters that make The Mirror.

My wife's laugh.

Love.

Life.

The constant pursuit of happiness.

There's a lot to be thankful for in this big wide world - some things selfish, some not.

But take some time in the next few days to appreciate the smaller things.

It's those things that make our lives go 'round.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.



Web posted on Thursday, November 22, 2007













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