Thankfulness …

As I sit here in my apartment in Montrose, California on my first Thanksgiving together with my wife Rosa here in Montrose, I am struck by how truly lucky I am. I have a job that provides me with everything to have a comfortable life. My job challenges me and grows my skill-set daily – and I work with some truly brilliant people who help me strive to become even better. I am working for a company with a lot of passion and soul – a company dwarfed in size by our competitors. I am very lucky to have a strong, wonderful wife that understands and appreciates the work I do, and is incredibly supportive.

After years of fighting, I am still involved in a legal battle with the United States government about my status in the United States. It is going very well. The government was not able to break me. I have won every battle with the United States government and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Since one year the government is dragging its feet, delaying my case after I beat them at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I will file in 2015 a “Writ of Mandamus” to force the government to proceed in my case and render a judgment in my favor.

All considered I am doing well and I expect to do even better in 2015.

I am humbled to have been given all these things, and for them, and so much more, I am thankful.

What are you thankful for?