Happy Thanksgiving

Didn’t write much over the weekend, we Canucks have our thanksgiving early. Spent the time with friends and family, and had a great time.  I have a ton of things to “complain” about with gaming and MMO’s but heck, it’s a holiday here so instead figured I would send thanks out to my online friends, past and present.

Thank you to developers who have created a great entertainment space, and given reason for us armchair bloggerbacks to comment (ie: bitch and moan) about your products. Remember, it’s only because we like them that we try (urge) to get you to improve.

Thank you to all the bloggers out there who have inspired me to take the time to enjoy blogging myself. I read a solid 10 different bloggers a day, and always try to add my comments and support where possible. I’ll get to updating my Blogroll soon, I promise!

Thank you to people who lead the guilds I play in – these games really are all about community and a good guild does indeed change the entire gaming experience regardless of bugs, oversights, and general annoyances.

Thank you Joe, for setting up the nuts and bolts of this blog for me. I am sure you regret it now, but hey, if that is your worst regret you have other issues. Heck, you have other issues regardless.

Thank you, to the lady that paid for my coffee this morning. It was a long lineup in the drive through and I saw 5 other cars not let you in the line even though you waited patiently. Who knew that a friendly wave through to a complete stranger would result in free coffee. I am going to try that at the lineup at the bar next time.

And a general happy thought to everyone who reads this – we can’t change the world over night. Not the gaming nor the real one. Treat strangers with respect and courtesy. Hold a door open for someone, help someone carry something heavy. Cut your senior neighbor’s lawn for the heck of it. Help that poor tank get through the final stage of the PQ even though you have max influence. Don’t vendor that nice shiny blue item, give it out randomly to someone who can use it. The world(s) is/are a strange place, and I find that every little thing you do unselfishly both online and in the real one makes both a better place for those who are a part of it. While you can do nice things, and rarely receive a thank you for it, someone out there will take notice someday, and buy you a coffee.

Gobble Gobble.

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. One fine day, on the outskirts of downtown L.A., I noticed a fellow at the lights ahead of me trying to push his stalled F150 out of the intersection and over to the side of the road.

    With it being a busy intersection, and this being Los Angeles, most people sat behind him and patiently waited for a break in the traffic, so they could cut around him and continue with their commute.

    All except for this Australian country boy.

    I pulled my car over to the side of the road, ran out into the traffic and literally stopped a car from cutting around beside him, then together we pushed his truck off the road so it was no longer blocking traffic.

    Perhaps I’m too willing to help my fellow man, and maybe one day I’ll get shot or stabbed (or worse) for being a good Samaritan, but it boggles my mind when people are so selfish and ignorant towards each other.

    In most cases, it only takes a minute of your time to make a world of difference to someone else. And sometimes, as in my example, by helping this guy get his truck off the road, I also helped everyone who came after me to experience a truck-free intersection. My one selfless act actually helped thousands that day.

  2. Yup, that’s the point Capn, and glad to hear it. A series of little niceties in the societal sea of floating poop can make the difference in someone’s day. I remember one day I was driving down the street and stuck behind traffic and saw a guy in his 80’s fighting with a newspaper box. I pulled over, and walked up to the box with a dollar out to get my own paper. He was visually frustrated and I asked for a shot at it, and his money was eaten and couldnt get a paper – like he has “every day for 20 years”. I put my buck in, opened it up, and one paper left. Of course, I gave it to him, then drove to a different spot to get my own. The smile on his face and his appreciative hand on my shoulder made me smile for a week.

    You don’t have to be a knight in shining armor to be a knight in shining armor =)

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