If you spend even two minutes on Facebook this month you see everyone proclaiming a list of things they are grateful for. They’re doing it one day at a time, so it’s slightly less time consuming for you. This month I decided to offer my daily thanks here. Here’s a sample from a day:
November Seventeenth. I’m grateful my parents named me Steven Edward Gardner instead of Edward Steven Gardner, because how do you go around explaining that your name is Ed?
And like every episode of this podcast, there is a story in the middle of all this thankfulness. It’s about a grudge I’ve been hanging onto for 12 years, in part because it gives me a decent payoff. Otherwise I might have forgotten about it by now, or a decade ago.