Monday, April 30, 2012

From the Deepest Recesses of the Apex of My Cardiac Muscular Tissue.

For those of you having a bit of trouble with the title, I've illustrated it for you.

Disclaimer: Not my actual heart.

If you're still having trouble, I meant "from the bottom of my heart."

Just what exactly am I trying to tell you from the bottom of my heart? 

The answer to that is "Thank You." 

You see, I got a message the other day from someone, and it made me realize that I have the most supportive network of friends in the world. I've been stewing on it all weekend, trying to figure out how I can thank you all without spending a whole lot of money in the process. I was actually going to mail you all iPad 3s, but The Missus stopped that from happening. Something about needing to feed our kids and pay bills. She's a bit of a killjoy. 

In all seriousness, I want to thank you all for supporting me, this blog, and all of the crazy things I try. I realize that Facebook has become sort of the driving force behind this piece of Internet heaven, and so I want to give a special shout-out to all of you who have liked, commented on, or shared something I have written. The same goes for the Twitter friends out there retweeting and mentioning posts.

Another shout-out should go to the emailers, who forward my blog's links, or just tell others about them. 

And still another to all the "word of mouth" folks who send their people my way.

And yet I probably wouldn't be doing this today if it weren't for the "blog friends" I've made along the way. Some have come and gone, but others have stuck around, and keep supporting me in what I'm doing, which has to be hard, because most of the time *I* don't know what I'm doing. So I want to thank y'all as well. 

As far as spending money on you, you should all know that right now, I am having to hook up to my phone as a modem to type this and post it. So I'm using my data plan. Which means that this whole thing is going to set me back about .42 cents. If you break that down across my entire support network, you're all actually getting a small chunk of that sweet, sweet Travis money. 

There are things I still want to try. I want to write a book. I want to get up on stage again. I want to become a motivational speaker that makes people laugh and then helps them through problems. I want to get through college. And I want to hug each and everyone of you really hard and awkwardly while I'm doing all that other stuff. And knowing that you're there, supporting me, will give me a lot of the strength I need to do those things. 

*Except for the hugs. I'm already strong enough for really awkward hugs.

I know this is a blog, and is therefore a tad impersonal. I understand that you're just reading the words that I put here, and you have no idea if I actually mean them or not. But I'm here to tell you, when I got the message that instigated this whole post, I sat back on my couch, smiled, and thanked God for each and everyone of you. I was, and still am, enormously grateful for all of you, and the daily interaction that we have. 

So I've reached the end, and maybe you're still not happy. Maybe you want your very own personalized blog post, Facebook post, Twitter update, autographed headshot, or Skype call. I absolutely understand that, and I would LOVE to do it for you. Shoot me an email, fire a text my way, message me on The Book, or DM me on The Twitter Machine, or simply comment down below. Give me the details, and whatever you want is yours.  You can find the way to get in touch with me on social networks in the top right hand corner of the blog, and also the "Contact Info" tab just under the header. 

I seriously love you all. And once again, I thank you. From the deepest recesses of the apex of my cardiac muscular tissue bottom of my heart, I thank you.