November 27, 2014
Thankful at Thanksgiving from Federal Prison
Well, it is my first holiday in Prison. I sat down and reflected upon all of the great times our family has experienced on Thanksgiving Day over the past years. It pains me to think I will not be sharing the day with them. Rather than dwell on my current situation, I thought about the remaining things in my life that I am thankful for. They include the following:
- My wife, who has stood by Me and loved Me despite my poor conduct, She gives me hope and strength every day.
- My Son, who despite having the proverbial rug pulled out from under him by my actions, has continued to support his father.
- My true friends, who despite the public exposure of my many faults, still accept Me and support Me through this difficult time.
- The knowledge that I will leave this place (God willing) in the future and be given an opportunity to make amends to everyone I have hurt.
- That Me and my family are in good physical health.
- That I have a small home to return to after prison which many fellow prisoners do not.
- That I have access to email and a telephone so I can communicate on a regular basis with my family and friends.
- That I have the ability and time to exercise to maintain my physical health. (running the 5k turkey trot on the Prison track on Thanksgiving)
- That I have the ability to share my thoughts and journey with others.
- That I have faith and hope for the future for my family.
This list is probably much different from the list I would have prepared several years ago. To be frank, I like this list much better.