I know I’m a little late with this, but there are some people I am thankful for, and I want to say thank you to them.
First, I am thankful for Migdalia, the Latina on a Mission herself. Really, twitter makes you think you are closer to people you actually are, and we probably hardly know each other at all (we even discussed this phenomena once, lol). But that doesn’t matter, because there aren’t many people that can instantly put a smile on my face with just their presence, not many people can make my heart skip a beat just by saying (err, typing?) my name. She is not only one of the few people in this world that can do that to me, but also a sweet and helpful person who’s gentle encouragement gives me hope.
Next, I am thankful for Jacky from over at justin.tv, who’s presence does the same thing as Migdalia. Similar in personality as well. In fact, I’ve known Jacky quite a bit longer. We haven’t talked much lately, but every time we do, I get the same warm & fuzzies. 🙂
I am also thankful for AnotherMaria. She is just made of awesome, basically. She’s strong-willed, motivated, driven to succeed. She can multitask like nobody’s business. She is basically all the good stuff that I’m not, but want to be. She is The Maria as far as I’m concerned. I hope to be as awesome as her one day. It may be an impossible dream, but to be that strong, I suppose there is nothing I couldn’t do, and I could find someone as awesome as Maria to be with (and feel like I might actually be on something close to equal footing).
Taylor, another someone I haven’t talked to in awhile, but someone I go back with further than anyone else on the internet. I’m thankful for her because, well, I might never have even taken the first step try to recover from my horrible mental screwed-upedness if not for her. Amazing what having someone to care about can do.
And amongst the card bloggers there, whom I am thankful for in general, for what I have learned from y’all about generosity and stuff, are a few I am particularly thankful for.
Shane of Shoebox Legends, with whom I made my first major trade. He’s cool, and who knows if I would’ve even hung around if not for that trade.
Of course we should all be thankful for the ladies of Dinged Corners, who constantly push the limits of what we can learn from cards. They are truly innovative in their approach to little cardboard pictures of baseball players. Go look through their archives if for some reason you don’t know of them, and prepare to have your mind blown by all the ways baseball cards can be used to teach, all the things things you can learn, all things you never considered before, about specific cards and cards in general.
And finally, I want to thank the man, the myth, the Wicked Ortega. I want to thank him for caring enough to comment frequently, and for just being cool in general. Thank you.
And yeah, I totally cried at his “What I’m Thankful For” post. Like “hide the sharp objects” crying. When it comes to people I have a connection to, that kinda thing is like stabbing me in the soul. I hurt right along with.
I know I’m leaving out a few people I’m thankful for, for one reason or another, and I hope they know how much they mean to me. You all are as much family to me as my own flesh & blood, perhaps even more so. I think my friends are a blessing, even if I don’t often know how to properly express it, and I think that, in my friends, I am surrounded by some of the greatest people who have ever lived.