I'm also thankful for some of the ongoing status quo aspects of my life. My wife, of course, tops the list; she remains a beacon of light and encouragement for me. Also, she's a fantastic cook! She encouraged me to fully invest in, and build out my personal comics library, which lets me work in exactly the way I'd been hoping to for decades! I'm thankful to have no significant health problems for me or my wife; we're both overdue for new glasses, and my knee hasn't healed quite enough to get back to running yet, but that's it.
And then, geez, the losses to the comic book community this year have been harsh...
Alvin BuenaventuraThere's a lot of talent in that list, and a good number of people were impacted no less than when Prince, David Bowie, Gene Wilder, or Muhammad Ali died.
(And probably a lot of others! I know this is a very American-centric list!)
I'm very thankful this pervasive cloud of darkness hasn't really impacted me too directly yet. (White privilege in action!) I'm even more thankful that I was able to make some downright positive accomplishments this year. But you know, I'd trade all this year's personal progress in if it could eliminate the hate and viciousness promoted most noticeably by Trump here in the states and Brexit proponents in the UK, that has caused so many people so much harm -- in some cases death -- this year. Thanks, 2016, for letting me off the hook, but fuck off! You've brought way too much hate and fear into this world and it's a nastier, uglier place for it.