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All things considered, I shouldn’t be thankful of anything this year. However after my experiences I think I should be incredibly thankful for it because it’s helped me understand and consider the things that are wonderful in my life more than ever.

Instead of focusing on the bad things that happened, I’m thankful that I have the people in my life who are there to help pick me up whenever I’ve been at my worst, those who I can trust and confide in and really tell me what I should concentrate on when I’m confused and lost. Without my family and friends I would not be here today, and every single day I’m thankful for it because if not for them I probably would’ve done something I could never come back from.

I have a great job with great coworkers, I have an amazing talent that I can easily say only a few in my position have, that I can continue working on my ideas and concepts. I have a very supportive audience that enjoys my art and despite my worries, I am in a good spot, under a roof with two loving animals.

I have never felt more lonely, afraid and depressed than this year, I will admit, as I do have my moments of anxiety and issues. The memory that my father passed away ten years ago, today, still hurts. A LOT of things that happened to me still hurt. But thanks to those who have helped me ongoing with what I’ve had to deal with and not letting my pride get the best of me and seeking emotional help through therapy, it all hurts a little less.
I will continue doing what I love despite it all. As long as I am the good that I want to see in others, I can’t, I WON’T stop while there are people closest to me that care about me, and I’m so thankful for all of it. I don’t want to let them down.

Wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year, make the most of it. You all matter so much. Be there for others as much as you need to be there for yourself.
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jddishmonart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy late Thankgiving, I know how it feels to go through anxiety and feel depressed which has gotten me beat at times but in the words of Thomas Wayne from Batman Begins "Sometimes we fall to learn to pick ourselves up". Hope things get better and see ya later on the flip side.
BlueDevilHunter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Thanksgiving.
Ecclytennysmithylove Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :)
DragonStar731 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
Happy Thanksgiving and hey, I understand. Just hang in there.
Nyte2u Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope things get better and I'm glad you have people to help you through it.
ToonGamer23 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving man. I'm glad to hear you're thankful for family and friends, despite things going on in life. They say its always darkest before dawn, so keep up the good work and keep hanging in there. I'm sure things will get better. I don't know when exactly, but hopefully soon.
TheBurrillvillian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Ditto. Hope your Turkey Day was awesome! Looking forward to more of your content, too!
fokkusu1991 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Thanksgiving, and hang in there, dude.
Letdragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Keep staying strong man. No one can ask any more of you than that. 
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Though we've never met in person, I have come to know you through your works. You are among the finest artists around, Andy, as well as being one of the most generous of souls. May your Thanksgiving be a pleasant one, and peace profound to you and yours in the years to come.

Stay gold, Andy. :) (Smile) 
EmilXOM Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Continue being strong, Andrew, you're doing great! Happy thanksgiving
saber360 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving, Andy. :)
CartoonyStuff Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! You are one of the most gifted, funniest guys ever. I love your art and i really enjoy your podcast series. And it was a pleasure working on the Mama Luigi collab project with you.

Keep up the good work!
UnusualUnity Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Here's hoping that 2017 is far kinder to you, and to all of us.
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