I don’t know about you, but I’ve got plenty to be thankful for today, not the least of which is the fact that I’m once again living in my beloved Key West. It’s coming up on a year since I moved back here from Las Vegas, and I’m very fortunate to be where I am, and to have so many great friends who have welcomed me back.
There’s an old song called Lucky Touch, which I play once every year around Thanksgiving. It’s a dark song, a reminder to myself to show gratitude for my good fortune and that things can always be a lot worse. Used to be, I would play it on Thanksgiving night in whatever club I was appearing that year, but since I retired from my musical career a few years ago, I just play it at home, usually by myself. Last night, I did it in front of a half-dozen friends. They got the song and the sentiment behind it. It was a very profound moment for me.
There are other important things in my life for which I’m thankful, but I won’t go into it here. Suffice it to say today is a good day for me.
I hope it is for you, too.