My how quickly this year has flown by. In a few days we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Between grocery shopping, last minute to-do lists, house cleaning and running those almost forgotten errands it’s so hard to find the time to stop for a moment, take a deep breath and reflect on the many blessings you have received during the past year.
An anonymous philosopher once said, “Count your blessings and not your troubles.” I believe those are excellent words to live by all year round. I have been given an abundance of wonderful and inspirational blessings this year and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge a few very special people:
I am thankful to BOXING 4 FREE for their continued support of my journalistic endeavors.
I am thankful to all the fighters that I have had the pleasure to interview this year.
I am thankful to my pal Bobby Gunn Sr. for knowing when it was time to hang up his gloves.
I am thankful to Amy Green; my partner in crime for everything boxing.
I am thankful to my fans who continue to read my interviews and articles no matter how unscripted they turn out to be.
I am thankful to all the behind-the-scene people in the boxing community especially the hardworking publicists. (My interview connection.)
I am thankful to my critics who give me pause to consider all sides of an issue.
I am thankful for the ability to put words on the page that both educate and entertain boxing fans.
Most importantly, I am thankful to my family and friends for their support in keeping me grounded, encouraging me in all I do and reminding me writing is a gift that should be shared.