Happy thanksgiving, anime fans! Before you dig into that turkey and watch television (football for me…Guilty Crown for you?), I hope you’ll think about all the things you are grateful for. So hey, to get the turkey rolling, we’ll start our lists of thanks:
R86: I’m thankful for friends, family, and colleagues who support me. I’m thankful for a job, period, in times like these. I’m thankful for websites and a readership like this one, because of which I’ve learned (counter to all my expectations) that I am not going crazy, and that there are other adults who see deep and sublime themes in anime. I’m thankful for the opportunity to express sometimes what I see in anime at this blog. And I’m thankful to God for not only creating the universe and everything in it, including me (which alone would be enough to make him worthy of my worship), and not only sending his Son for my sake and others’, but also showing sovereign concern about every aspect of my life.
Goldy: I’m thankful to be where I am in my life right now. Each year I never think I’ll make it further along or be able to grow and learn anymore, but somehow God gives me the chances I need to continue on. I’m thankful to know many fellow anime fans that have such varying tastes and preferences; it allows me to explore more in the anime genre by seeing how different series (that I may have never thought of watching) positively impact my friends. I’m thankful for my school, as annoying as it can be sometimes, because it has great professors in the area that I study, and outside it as well. I have yet to have a “bad” professor. And most of all, I’m thankful for all my family and my friends, who all remain close to me even though some of us live far away from each other. And to God for sending his Son so that I and others may be saved and have the hope to keep moving forward.
Lynna: I’m thankful for a lot of things so I’m not sure where to start. I’m very thankful for my family and friends, who are always supporting me and cheering me on. I’m thankful that I’m able to share my writing and my ideas on this wonderful blog. I’m thankful for all the wonderful things that have happened this year, and all the new experiences I was able to have, as well as the old ones. I’m thankful that I can go to school and get an education, even if sometimes I whine and complain about homework XD I’m even thankful for things like homework that are hard, because they make me into a stronger person. But most of all, I’m thankful for for Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross, and his great love for us.
TWWK: I’m thankful for all the blessings in my life. Though being a parent is hard, I love my kids to death and I’m so thankful for my wonderful wife. I have a wonderful extended family too, flaws and all. I’m thankful for my workplace – directors, coworkers, and employees. I’m thankful for my church family, especially my small group. I can’t begin to state how thankful I am for Jesus. I’m thankful for the great group of co-bloggers that have joined the site, who (maybe unbeknownst to them) have helped me from getting burned out while pushing me to become a stronger writer.
And finally, I’m very thankful for all the readers of Beneath the Tangles – visiting, occasional, and especially the loyal ones, who keep me on my toes and encourage me consistently.
Happy thanksgiving, everyone!