#360: Thanks

[F.U.C.K. is an e-zine that I started on January 24, 1993 and ended on January 24, 2000. One concept is that articles should be timeless if possible, so they were not released with dates. As such, the date on this blog is not exact but I will try to use a date as close as possible.]

There are times when it should be said, and there are times when it is assumed a person is thankful. As time passes with friends, more and more things fall under the ‘assumed’ category. However, there are times when it can’t be said enough because of specific and unique circumstances. One thing this file is not, is a beg for thanks from anyone. Take this file as my normal rants and observations. Odds are this file will overlap on some points with another I will be writing shortly.

Some people are in a better position to help their friends, while others are in a position where they are likely to need help more often than others. It often has little to do with personal actions, but more with circumstances that occur in a person’s life. Sometimes these events are controllable, while other times they aren’t. There is no way to define or categorize these people or actions.

As time passes, I find that the people I know thank each other very infrequently. Thinking more, I find that I probably don’t say it nearly enough. This is by no means a suitable ‘make up’, but this will serve as one way to let a few people know that I do appreciate what they have done for me. The good part is, most of the people who I feel I should thank read these files.

From here on out, I am going to try to make an effort to say that one word more often, and I encourage you to do the same. It takes a second of your life, and lets someone know that you DO appreciate them for whatever reason. I doubt I really need to say more at this point. As usual, just think about it.

  • Voyager/Major – For being there at any time. Helping me with whatever problems I encountered, and helping me past them. For teaching me the finer points of life as well as the finer points of computers and technology. Thank you.
  • Rage – For showing a new volume of tolerance and understanding. For going with the flow of things, being a good friend, and being the best roommate one could hope for. Thank you.
  • TP – For being a good friend, and always knowing how to look at things. When times are bad or weird, you can always point out a new way to look at things and get the right perspective on it. For continually helping me learn and explore new things. Even though I have probably given him the most over the past year, I feel that he owes me the absolute least of all the friends that I have helped. Thank you.
  • Pill/Shaedow – Even though we haven’t hung out as frequently as others, these two know exactly what friendship is. Both have been there for me several times and knowing I can rely on them is a good feeling. Thank you.
  • Mom – For everything. I am fortunate enough to say that I have a very good relationship with my parents, and consider my mom a good friend as well as a parent. She has always been there when I needed anything, and has gone out of her way to help me out with tons of little favors. As usual, I can’t thank you enough.

Once again, saying ‘thanks’ in a file like this is in no way what they deserve for their friendship and help. It is one way of making sure they know I am serious and that I mean what I say. So here it is, once more, thank you.

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