Today I thanked a bunch of people on Twitter. If you're not on Twitter, you can read the threaded tweet right here.
I'm thankful for @swish41 (Dirk Nowitzki) because every city, large or small, needs a superstar, and we have one. One with outsize talent and a humble heart, a spirit of giving back and real pride in our city. We are lucky he's part of our history and our future.
I'm thankful for @RonaldKirk16 (Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk) Didn't know who he was when I met him many years ago. Was volunteering at a big hoopla event and felt invisible; he was kind & spoke to me as if I mattered. A small kindness from someone who has gone on to do big things. I will never forget it.
I'm thankful for @RobertWilonsky There are so many talented journalists in our city, but if we could only have one, I have no doubt he would try to do it all. Important things, sad things, fun things - he "owns" the stories he tells and it shows.
I'm thankful for @DFWStuff (FunCityStuff.com) because they are awesome and because they've helped me connect with some great tweeps like @marbrouss who has almost certainly been my most supportive follower - big thanks to him too!
I'm thankful for @SouthDallasFood (South Dallas Foodie) because she cracks me up. Pretty much every day.
I'm thankful for @MiguelForDallas (Miguel Solis, former Dallas mayoral candidate, DISD Schools Trustee, and Managing Director of Coalition for a New Dallas) because he inspires me. He never stops working to make Dallas a better place and to give children here a better future.
There are so many more, but I'm gonna stop here. If you are contributing to conversations about Dallas and Dallas things in a positive way, trust me, I am very thankful for you. Thank you for being you!
I'm thankful for all the wonderful aromas of the season, and for the way a certain smell can instantly transport you back to your childhood.
I'm thankful for dogs. I don't have my own furbaby right now, but all the people I love also have dogs I can love on. Win win.
I am so very thankful for my coworkers. I work with a great group of people, and our collaborative efforts always surprise us in a good way. That's a pretty rare thing, I think.
I'm thankful for all the wonderful food choices we have in Dallas and delivery services to bring them to you when you don't feel like getting out.
I'm thankful that I was born and raised in America. I never talk politics on my Twitter, and I won't now, but I think way too many of us take for granted how much of a gift that is.
I'm thankful for coworkers who make "work" much more pleasant than it could be.
Keeping it simple with my gratitude this week. Day 18: I'm thankful for tacos.
I'm thankful for the occasional "perfect day." Today I spent time with a friend and we enjoyed art and music and food together. The weather was gorgeous, and I've discovered a new interest that I'm definitely going to dive into learning about. I can't think of a single thing that would have made this day better. And I hope I'll be sharing this new subject with you soon, here on inBigD.com.