I'll be honest, again, that I stole the Gratitude List idea from Lotus, and have to start by thanking her for the idea! Today is a wonderful time to do this, and I'll start with a thank you to Lotus not only for the idea, but her continued friendship... even if I am her least favorite best friend!
I have been told that I owe David Day Harbaugh the IV the highest debt of gratitude for the amazing birthday present that I got to take advantage of twice! Once when I received it, and once today when I drove in circles at PPIR! David found this on LivingSocial (I think... right Dave?) and then got ahold of Jay and Whitney, Alana, Jeff and Abby, Debbie, Alex and Chris, Brian and Heather, RJ and Carrie, Mary and Brian, and Todd and Allyson who all pitched toward this. I am SO grateful to all of you. It was the most amazing experience of my life thus far. I ACTUALLY DROVE A RACE CAR! And these are legit cars that were used on one of the two national touring series (Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series). They are obviously de-tuned so us idiots don't kill ourselves or one another. The in-car video is available here http://youtu.be/ZXyl7gq_JmY Seriously guys, thank you so much. I am blessed to have such amazing friends, and hope that I am as good of a friend to all of you as you have been to me through the years. I am in awe and humbled by this gesture, and hope that I can show my appreciation appropriately!
I am so grateful to Markeya Dubbs for all the things (Imagine my fist in the air like the meme). You are amazing, and such a blessing in my life.
I am grateful to my parents, Marcia and Gene. I am grateful for the guidance through the years, and the fact that they were wonderful role models. Some day, when I am married and raising a family, the lessons (both intentional and otherwise) that you've taught me will guide my life as a husband and father. If I am half the father that Dad has been, then my life will have been a success. I love you both!
Thank you to all of my Omaha friends and family. You've been integral in making the move away from home easy, and helped make Omaha feel like home. This thank you extends to all of my co-workers at the various jobs in O-town. Thank you!
I am grateful to God. Yeap, I am. I am grateful for all the opportunities He has given me, all the people I am blessed to have in my life, and the His faith in me because the challenges and obstacles He puts out there are nothing more than He knows I can handle!
Umm... I feel like there were a lot more thank yous that needed to go out, but maybe not. Oh, I am definitely grateful to any of you who choose to read this. Thanks!