I am Thankful

I am thankful for pandas, for laughter, for days the sun shines in my window, for misty mornings where everything is gray, and a panda…might…just …walk out of the fog.

Last Supper, Cupcakes, DaVinci

Princess Pinky says, she is thankful for cuppycakes and da panda kindygarten and her magical wand!

I am thankful that I still have a roof over my head, enough resources to keep the heat on and food on my table. I am thankful for those who help those who do not.

I am thankful for kindness, for peaceful dealings, especially with those who might not be in agreement with me. I am thankful for the help of friends, in big ways and small.

I am thankful for all of you who read my ‘toons, buy my books, engage in panda chat on Twidder and Fezbook. I haven’t had this much fun since kindergarten.

I am thankful for the mentor program through the Nevada chapter of SCBWI that welcomed a goofy story about pandas into the program, and all the lovely people I met there and hope will be connected to for a long time.

Be kind, be generous, be peaceful, be the bear.
Bob T. Panda

(back to business as usual tomorrow!)

16 thoughts on “I am Thankful

    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It makes me happy, not to mention completely amazes me, that I have become a force for good in the world. Well, at least a for e for humor, which is kind of the same thing. Thanks for everything. Next year, in San Diego!

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  1. Carol

    I am thankful for Bob T. Panda, the panda kindergarten, and of course all pandas and the joy that they spread. Thank you for being part of my life.

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  2. Diane Marie Weissmann

    I am thankful for Anne Belov and Bob T. Panda for all the wonderful books, and the smiles the put in my heart. I especially like the books with Pinky and Mr Wu and the Twins and now Bei Bei. They make a sad day more wonderful. Thank you Bob T. Panda, Happy Thanksgiving. Love is giving your heart to make other people feel good and Happy, even when you don’t feel good yourself. Anne, thank you for all you do. Diane Weissmann Mr Wu’s adopted Mama. <3

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you Diane! I never ceased to be amazed at the power of pandas as a force for good in the world, and treasure all the comments from people who have theor spirits lifted by reading my cartoons.
      I did not know where this obsession with pandas would take me when I started back in December of 2007, but it has brought more joy than I ever thought, new friends all over the world, and lots of laughter when I needed it most.
      Be the bear. The happiest of holidays to you.

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  3. Sandy Reuscher, Secatary of Interior Decorating

    Life without your bears would be, well, unbearable. Thank you for your marvellous sense of humor and beautiful artwork. You are da bear!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      Thank you, Sandy! And thank you for including your cabinet…um…I mean CUBINET post in your signature. Pinky has been handing out posts left and right, and. I need to make a spread sheet or something, so I can keep track of um….who’s who.
      I am exceedingly thankful for all who read my ‘toons, but especially so for those who have leapt in with all paws, and embraced my pandy vision and add to the fun.
      We da bears!

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  4. Cameron Cat

    “I am thankful for pandas, for laughter, for days the sun shines in my window, for misty mornings where everything is gray, and a panda…might…just …walk out of the fog.”

    And the congregation says “Amen” .

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  5. Sue Marquez Coad

    I am thankful for Panda Chronicles which make me happy when I’m sad !! The joy u bring to me & others is unmeasurable !!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      It gives me great joy to bring joy to others. Thanks for being part of the panda clan. You are da bear!

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    1. Panda in Chief Post author

      You are welcome! Just like a painting isn’t really done until someone else sees it, a book or a cartoon are not fully formed until they are shared. Thanks for joining me here, and collaborating on The Cuppycake CookBook. Who would think pandas could unite people from around the world?

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