What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

Sometimes being sappy is necessary.  After all we are all human.  In no particular order I want to let you know what I am thankful for.  What are you thankful for?

1. Family - Whomever you consider to be your family, they are the people you rely on and can depend on in the best of times and worst of times. Remember that nobody is perfect and be the example you want to set.

2. Friends - Good ones are hard to find but when you do don’t take it for granted.

3. The Entire A7X Family - We know that wherever in the world we may be, we are never far away from the most awesome, loyal (and wildly opinionated haha) and sincere fanbase and crew that most other bands could only dream of.

4. Eachother - All of your favorite food, drinks, movies, attractions, books, outfits, songs, architecture & qualities of life are because of the many diverse people from all over the world.  

5. Knowledge - A gift to truly be thankful for.  It is often overlooked but it alone is the answer to all of the hardships that plague us if only we continue to seek it.

6. Music - I have found that music is the only way to bottle a lifetime of feelings and emotions to be uncorked whenever I need them most

7. Our Service Men, Women and Veterans - I have seen firsthand the selfless act of sacrifice these brave souls offer on behalf of our safety and freedom.  “It’s a shitty job but someone has to do it” is the understatement of a lifetime.

8. Humor -  Thank the Universe that there is always a way to make light of shitty situations if you can find humor in it.

9. Punk Rock - This music changed my life and allowed me to follow an off beaten path that has put me in touch with so many great people and places.  It set me on my journey.

10.  Last but certainly not least,  I am thankful for Jimmy the Rev Sullivan.  His madness was the spice to life and I learned and felt so much because of him.  I miss him greatly but am so Thankful the stars aligned on this planet that I was luckily enough to call him my brother.


On top of all of these I can think of a million other reasons to be thankful. Even at the worst of times just remember how lucky you are and how much worse others may have it.  Don’t sweat the small stuff (advice I am trying harder to live by as well).  Be kind to each other.  Thank you for all of your support and we wish you love and happiness this Holiday Season and always.

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  • zacky vegetables

    Thanks, Zacky.This blog post will always be a staple in my collection of best blog writers.I’m very.truly thankful, and will always be, to Avenged Sevenfold and other punk rock, rock, and metal music that changed my entire view of this world.Thanks, all.
    With love,
    from Uk

  • Chris

    I’m thankful to be part of that fan base because we are family. Just as I’m thankful for my family at home, I’m thankful for the 10’s of thousands of family that join me everytime we become one at an Avenged show and in thankful Zacky is a down to earth guy who appreciates everything that makes this all possible. You all rock!

  • Rae V

    that was so not worded right. But yeah I’m also thankful for The Rev. His work touched my soul. And please come to Winnipeg!!!

  • Rae V

    Awwww … so sweet especially the rev part <3 I’m definitely thankful for A7x they get me through the day. But especially my daughter, family and 2 friends lol happy thanksgiving!

  • April

    Thank you for sharing. I couldn’t agree more with your list. With age comes wisdom and with wisdom comes happiness. You learn not to sweat the small stuff and to truly appreciate your family and friends, and the things most people take for granted like food, clothing and housing. We have to remember that there are people out there who do not have any of these things and would give most anything to have them. We should not only be thankful on Thanksgiving but each and every day that we wake up and take oxygen in to our lungs. So here is my list:
    1. My sons; these two rugrats are my reason for breathing.
    2. My family; I don’t know how many times they have lent a helping hand or a listening ear when I thought my world was crashing down (especially my dad-he has been my prince in shining armor many times).
    3. Laughter; it truly is the best medicine.
    4. My friends; shit, who am I kidding? They’re family.
    5. My husband; we have been through many ups and downs but at the end of the day, you are always there to make me laugh.
    6. Love.
    Well, I must get back to my family. Happy Thanksgiving. ❤️

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