Brian Bailey Preface to the Revised Edition

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a wonderful day with friends and family!

Lori is making an incredible meal, the sky is blue and the temperature is 71, Ben and I are headed outside and a mix of Coldplay and Frank Sinatra is playing in the background.

At each Thanksgiving meal, all of us share three things that we're thankful for. Of course, the hardest part is narrowing the list to three - I am so blessed, especially by Ben and Lori. One of the rules, though, is that the three things can't be those of us sitting around the table.

Here are my three for 2006:

I'm thankful that I am able to work and worship at Fellowship Church. There's simply no other place like it. And I get to work with so many outstanding people, especially Jeph and Brad.

I'm thankful for music. I'm continually amazed at the ability of music to change my mood, make me think, help me work and write, and inspire me.

I'm thankful for the web. As funny as that sounds, I wouldn't have the job I have, the opportunity to write a book, or the chance to meet so many interesting and diverse people, without the web. Every day there are a new ideas, new tools, and new people waiting to be discovered. Thanks for spending some of your time here!

What are you thankful for?

Finally, tonight we continue our family tradition of reading a book together during the holidays. We start a book (Rascal - our all-time favorite) on Thanksgiving and read it each night until we finish it on Christmas Eve. It's a wonderful way to make sure you experience some quiet time together every night during this crazy time of year. Just pick a favorite book and get started!

Note: Dave Winer shared some warm thoughts about this special day.