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Discussion: What are you thankful for?

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Nov. 21, 2012
Men's 60
349 posts
What are you thankful for?
With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, I just wanted to see how senior ballers are thankful for.
I for one am thankful for a wonderful and still beautiful wife of 25 yrs. Three wonderful and great kids and three beautiful and healthy grandkids. Especially, my 2 year old grandson that just 2 yrs ago was fighting for his life being 6 weeks premature.
I am also thankful for the great friends I have made when I relocated to Las Cruces from Boston.
I would like to wish all you board brothers a Happy, Safe and Wonderful Thanksgiving.

"Stay thirsty my friends"
Nov. 21, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1203 posts
Ditto! Well said!
Nov. 21, 2012
Men's 60
873 posts
I am thankful for my children, grandchildren, great grandchild, and especially for my wonderful girlfriend who cared for me through a year and a half of my worst times.
I am thankful for my great team mates and friends who play hard and always support one another.
I thank God daily for all of the above.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Softball Brothers who I have met and those I hope to meet.

OC Mustangs
Nov. 21, 2012
Omar Khayyam
1243 posts
boston, what a great idea for a thread. Here are my thanks from a softball perspective.

I am thankful that my relationship with Jesus infuses my every day with meaning and joy. I am thankful for a loving wife of 51 years who puts up with my affection for softball and my Saturdays and Sunday afternoons away at tournaments. I am thankful for my two wonderful children and four grandchildren, each successful in their own ways and happy in life. I am thankful for this country and its commitment to freedom and opportunity. I am thankful to live in a beautiful part of the country which allows me to play softball most days of the year. I am thankful for the health to be able to still run and jump and play as I did when I was a boy (even though I don't have the stamina I did then). I am thankful for the many friends I have made in senior softball, and my teammates through the decades who enriched my life in many ways and heightened my joy in playing. I am thankful for the many interesting posters on this board who have expanded my knowledge and given me many hours of stimulating enjoyment (and oh, how I miss einstein).

And my prayer for other readers is that you will have an enriching and magnificent Thanksgiving Day, filled with as many family and friends as possible, and with the celebration of our privilege to live in this wonderful country.
Nov. 21, 2012
Men's 50
2609 posts
51 years? You go, Omar!
Nov. 21, 2012
160 posts
I am thankful for my relationship with Christ who gives purpose and meaning out of every day. I am thankful for the health that God gives me to go out and play this wonderful game of softball.
I am thankful for my two wonderful daughters that are my best friends. They are always there for me in every situation.
I am thankful to my female friend that has been there for me many years and is still waiting for me. I am thankful for this great country and the freedom we have to express our diverse opinions and not be persecuted for it. I am thankful to the many wonderful brothers I have made in senior softball all across this great U.S.A. I am also thankful to SSUSA for putting on tournaments across this land and the dedicated staff that keep the organization the class act it is. I pray that each and everyone of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with blessings of just enjoying the fellowship of loved ones and friends as you break bread together.
Nov. 21, 2012
Men's 50
451 posts
I am thankful for my Lord Jesus Christ who gives me everything I need. I thankful for my wife of 31 years who has put up with me and all my hobbies and for not ever having a fight or an argument. Thankful for my 2 sons, who were promised to me by God, that I would be the only son of my father to have sons. My 2 older brothers have 5 daughters between them. I thankful that I still have a good job to go to everyday. I thanksful for this wonderful game that I still can play at the ripe young age of 52.
I'm thankful for my Pastor who preaches the Gospel without the liberalism that has invaded our churches.
Nov. 21, 2012
the answer
Men's 60
112 posts
I also thank my Lord Jesus Christ for being with me always and dying for me..and I am thankful so many of you acknowledge him Praise Him!!!
Nov. 21, 2012
Men's 65
1000 posts
I am thankful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon me, for the healing that God is doing for and to me, for a wonderful and God fearing wife and a family that loves me. For friends and for teammates now and for those whom I have had many opportunities to have played with over the years. For doors that have and are opening and I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nov. 22, 2012
85 posts
i'am very thankful for the almighty he does do some remarkable things in our life's my father who passed away in 1985 who was my best friend but most of all my wife she has stood by me through some hard times my 3 kids my 2 grandkids they are they go to tournaments and it is so great to have them there to here the grandkids yell come on papa the greatest sound a guy can hear so to all of the guys i play with and have played against and will play in the future have a wonderful day spend it with those who love you and give thanks that we still a free country to live in where we can still do what we do
Nov. 22, 2012
Men's 55
373 posts
Wow what a great thread! All of you have shared some special things...Mahalo for sharing. God, family, church, country and all my blessings is on my list. Oh yea eatn turkey right now in Israel...this is truly the Holy Land, what a blessing for my wife and I! enjoy, God bless and stay safe. Aloha, Fabe
Nov. 22, 2012
Men's 65
2237 posts
We also thank the Lord every day for His sacrifice, for each other, our family, our friends, our health. There is so much to be thankful for. Also, thanks SSUSA for your hard work providing venues for us to play across this great country. Meeting so many of you on this board and, this year especially, getting to meet and compete against a lot of the great players that have shaped the game, has been a special (and sometimes humbling) experience. thanks to you all!
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