Dear ManLaw Readers,
Thank you so very much for coming back again and again to read my thoughts on women, style and the art of the distinguished gentleman. Your comments, re-tweets and outpouring of love for #ManLawMondays is truly amazing. I am thankful for YOU.
This time of year is always filled with traveling, friends, booze, parties and spending quality time with your family. Thanksgiving is more than just a family dinner. It’s about being thankful for the people around you that care and love you enough to have you around eating all their mashed potatoes, double dipping their 7 layer dip and housing all their beer and whiskey. I wanted to write a little bit about what Thanksgiving means to me and what I am thankful for every single day of my life.
I am so thankful to have my Mom and Dad, they have always supported my decisions and have always pushed me to be who I wanted to be, no one will ever be there for you like your family. I am thankful for wonderful my sister, Britt and her beautiful two kids, Brownwyn and Theodore. (She also is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at her house in Cleveland for some kids from Africa who are there working for Whole Foods and have no family here to spend it with. Best sister EVER.) I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for my grandfather, for putting on old jazz tunes when I was younger. I am thankful for the most wonderful and most beautiful girlfriend in the universe. Everyday is better, easier and more fun because of her. I can’t imagine how I even lived before she was around. I am thankful to be able to play my trumpet and sing everyday for a living, I am thankful for my friends who have been there for all the good and bad years. I am thankful for, Tina, my Caddilac, for always getting me where I need to go on time and with style. I am thankful for seltzer water. I am thankful for my fans who come to support me at my shows. I am thankful for bespoke suits. I am thankful for Budweiser and Jameson. I am thankful to have a roof over my head and food to eat whenever I want. I am thankful for Italian dinners at John’s and Florio’s. I am thankful for Cuban heel boots. I am thankful for Dry Aged Beef. I am thankful to be surrounded by great musicians Scott Ritchie, Alex Smith, Paul Francis and Steve Kortyka. My brothers from different mothers. Last but certainly not least, I am thankful for love.
There are so many things to be thankful for. Even if you think your life is rough and that things are not going so well for you. Open your eyes take a look around. You have to realize that its not that bad. Far more people have it worse than you and some don’t even have a turkey to cook today or a kitchen to cook anything in at all. I know that the holidays can be rough with all the family around, everyones nerves are always a bit on edge at my house but take some extra time to spend with your family today. Tell them you love them and thank them for all that they have done and continue to do for you. Like the song says, “For all we know this may only be a dream, we come and go like the ripples in a stream. So Love me tonight, tomorrow was meant for some, but tomorrow may never come, for all we know.”
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