So twitter tends to think of #FF as Follow Friday... Im changing this up a little here today. I was driving along in my van praying it would make it home and thinking who I would call if it didnt. I had a list about a mile long of people I could call and I realized how stupid fucking grateful I was to have people in my life that love and care about me and that I get to love and care about back. Today I want to post about a small handful of people who make me a better person every day. with that I give you my #FF - #FortunateFriday

Melissa (@bourbonbaker) - We're both fairly sure we can change the world, we're also both fairly sure we have no idea what the hell we're doing but if we keep waking up and doing SOMETHING then we will succeed. Every time I think I have nothing left you remind me I don't need anything but my dream. The best part of The Worlds Poorest Philanthropists. I am thankful for you.

Jeff (@JeffPulver) - He who reminds me that dreams come true and that sometimes a hug can fix everything. Having such an amazing spirit in my corner makes my life not only easier but brighter. I am thankful for you.

My Mum - We fight like cats and dogs. There are days and times that I think if I never saw her again it would be ok, but she has never given up on me. She is the only person who has been there from day 1 and continues to be even though I don't always deserve it. I am thankful for you.

Jacki (@JackiYo) - Together we stand, Divided we fall. Your strength amazes me. You don't see in yourself what others see in you and it keeps you humble but you are wonderful. I am thankful for you.

Matt (@MattScobel) - Granted I usually show up with food in hand, but the fact that you take a few minutes from your busy day at work to say "hi and how are you?" reminds me I'm human sometimes and there are days that means more then you know. I am thankful for you.

Mark (@HardlyNormal) - You don't know me but I am your biggest fan. I think you are unbelievable and are changing the world one person at a time. Your passion astounds me and keeps me fighting everyday for a better world. My biggest goal in 2012 is to meet you, hug you and thank you personally for just being you. I am thankful for you.

Jim (@conceptcrucible)- I don't know how I got so lucky. You quickly became one of my best friends and now I get to curl up and fall asleep with someone who makes me feel safe, special and less neurotic about myself. I'm falling and I'm ok with it. I am thankful for you.

Marc (@MarcScott) - I know you hate this so i'll be brief. I am thankful for you.

April - 14 years and you have grown in front of my eyes into someone I am so proud to call my friend. I am thankful for you.

Sylvan (@Sylvanss) - I think your parents were onto something. You are my sunshine. Your believing in everything I do makes it worth doing. Our daughters will grow up in a better world because of people like you. I am thankful for you.

Taylor (@TJ) - I used to think that all "kids" were trouble. They didn't know what it was like to be selfless. You have proven me wrong over and over again. Just your face makes me smile and I am so happy you're home. I am thankful for you.

Craig (@BigDaddyKreativ), Bob (@AlphaStarr), Jason (@JasonDyk) and Gord (@GordTanner) - I couldn't ask for better "brothers". Every day I wake up knowing I am protected from the evils of the world by 4 of the most outstanding men to walk the planet. I am thankful for you.

Laurel (@Optimom) and Julie (@SoberJulie) - You both hold the keys to my soul. There are times I see myself spiralling into oblivion and knowing you both breathe the same air as I do gives me the strength to claw my way home. I am thankful for you.

Chris (@kitestring) and Krystal (@tiealittleribbon) - How can I describe the love I have for 2 people whose existence makes my world beautiful? I am thankful for you.

Kinga (@Cormiki) - Watching you and your children reminds me that my daughter is blessed to live in a world with people like you. She will grow up in the best world we have because you are in it. I am thankful for you.

This list is only a small handful of the people I want to acknowledge in my life. My version of #FF will happen again. It is so important that we take a minute and thank people for being in our lives. As humans with free will we get to choose who we want to be around, the people who choose to be around me are so important to me in so many ways. I wake up every morning because I know the world isn't a dark, scary place when you have such bright twinkling stars walking with you every step of the way. I am thankful for each and every one of you.


  1. What a nice list!! They are all awesome people!

  2. You know I'm crying stupid snotty tears now, right? I have no words back, except love you, too.

  3. A wonderful take on #FF, one that means a whole lot more than just follows.

  4. That was a great post and great idea for #FF - thank you Jodi for always sharing and wearing your heart on your sleeve - i admire you in so many ways and I would like you to know that

  5. This is a really lovely post. Your huge heart and kind soul shine through.


  6. I know I'm late to the party but reading this once again reminded me of how lucky I am to have people in my life who I would gladly shout out #FF to. You amaze me Jodi and inspire, every single day. I know some days are rougher than others but you just keep putting one foot in front of the other and making it happen. Big love.

  7. Good list and great take on #FF! Was referred to you blog by Dee (cockaildeeva). Hope you check out mine! We have a few common #FF friends per the above!

    All the best for 2012!

    Lora (@thehugginghome)


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