Given that today it the honorary day of being grateful, I figure I’d take this time to weed out all of the negative that goes on in everyday life, and focus on the positive forces that literally give me the strength to live each day. If I have to pin point a main factor in my life that I’ll be eternally grateful for is the like minded individuals that I let into my life that ultimately become my friends. I don’t see myself as having much of a family, and I’m definitely somewhat of a recluse, however, that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the people that I genuinely smile at when seeing them. The people that I can hold a conversation with, the people that I can trust, people that I know would hold me down not because they want something in return or feel because they owe it to me, but because they genuinely care about my well being, and the people that aren’t afraid to call me out on my bullshit but because they care enough, want to see me improve my quality of life. These are the people that, whether they know it or not, make me feel like life is worth living. I wish I was able to see all of you more often, connect with some of you on a higher level, and just generally be around all my friends at all times, however, life’s not cut out that way, but know if I ever considered you a friend and took the time out to shake your hand and ask how’re you doing, that I appreciate you in my life.
I’m grateful for Hardcore. It might sound cliche or cheesy even, however, without this alternative life style that I live in, I would not have met some of the people that I currently know, would not have met friends that I have had for well over a decade, would not have much of an artistic outlet and would ultimately end up being a day to day “normal” drone of society. One who focuses their life thinking inside the proverbial box rather then having a voice to question society, think in several different ways and to not lead a mundane life focused on the daily 9-5 bullshit.
Lastly, I’m grateful for my mother. I don’t need to go into a long rant as to why, but through my 25 years of existence, and through several years of bullshit, she’s one person that will love me unconditionally no matter what, and that to me, is the most genuine feeling any one person could have.
All this being said, it’s rather unfortunate that some people choose to voice their gratitude only one day a year, right before they’re put in a tryptophan induced coma, only to awake to a materialistic hell. Don’t be afraid to tell the people in your life that you care about that you love them or that they mean something to you. Life’s hard, a lot harder for some than for others, but the circle you keep around you should be there to make it easier.
Or I can go fuck myself….who knows…
Grateful for burritos, booties, boobies, bulldogs and Batman.