Each year at this time, we give thanks for the people and experiences that have enriched our lives. But this year, with all that 2020 has dumped on us, I feel it's even more important to take time out to get in touch with gratitude and appreciation for the good things in our lives.
I hope you'll do the same, and share your feelings with friends and loved ones. It's remarkable how such a little thing can make you and them feel a little bit better. It's contagious. Viral, even (see what I did there?). This is the kind of thing that's WORTH spreading around. Let expressions of gratitude and thanks replace the hugs and kisses that we're missing out on this year.
Here are my thoughts on thankfulness and gratitude:
I'm grateful for:
- My amazing wife for all she is and does
- three incredible children. Strong of will, character and intellect, and full of joy and imagination. Watching them grow is one of life's greatest rewards!
- Our 4 cats (Luke, Luna, Rue, and Pixie), and our dog, (Rosie)! for filling our house with unconditional love, attitude (cats, right?) chaos and fun.
- My father, from whom I'm still learning every day, even though he's been gone for 23 years.
- My Mom, for everything. Just everything!
- My sisters, brother-in-law, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
- My friends, colleagues, co-workers and clients, and the opportunity to serve so many fun, interesting and creative people, in an industry an career I find simply fascinating.
- The opportunity to share my knowledge, experience and what wisdom I've attained by teaching students from all walks of life.
- The technology to make just about anything possible.
- My early introduction to the field of online courses, memberships, distance-education. This has allowed me and my businesses to thrive through these very difficult times.
- All of the abundance in my life
- And most of all, I'm grateful for my health and that of my family, friends and loved ones.
- Finally, I'm grateful for you, gentle reader!
I hope that you, too are healthy, happy, and able to find some things to be thankful for this holiday season. Please spread your gratitude.