Christmas Gratitude

For days I’ve been unsuccessfully searching for an appropriate message or video to post here on Christmas Day, but nothing seemed quite right. Then, this morning I stopped by the web site “” According to Matt’s website, he is a “30-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play video games.” He embarked upon a successful career designing video games but soon realized there was more to life than making money. In 2003 he quit his job and used his savings to wander around the world until the money ran out. Along the way he came up with the idea of dancing everywhere he went and recording it on his video camera. He posted the video on his website and soon became known as “the guy who dances.” Matt dances very badly, but most people don’t seem to mind. The video is fun – clips of Matt doing his weird dance all over the world, interspersed with clips of everyday people emulating his antics:

I am sitting here with my Dad, watching “The Christmas Story” on TV, which has become a tradition for us. We are warm and safe and happy, and I am bubbling over with Christmas gratitude. At noon we’ll go to my sister’s house for dinner with the rest of the family. The only thing that could make it better is if Mom was still with us, but I know she is here in spirit. Hi Mom. I’m such a lucky person. But about that dance….well, just be grateful you don’t have to watch me doing it. Merry Christmas, everyone!

2 thoughts on “Christmas Gratitude”

  1. I loved the Gratitude videos! I was feeling crappy this morning and I decided to check in on your site. I write about gratitude every morning but needed the extra reminder! Thanks.


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