What I Am Grateful For

Ok, David Wescott did it, so I’ll push out some emotional gruel for your consumption this morning.  I am grateful for:

  • My family, my family, my family.
  • My children are happy and healthy.  Period.  Full stop.fam
  • I have a few jobs.  A lot of people don’t even have one.
  • The ability to have built a pretty successful consulting practice – as a part-time gig.
  • The Simpsons.
  • In a year in which way too many people lost their homes, I gained a second one.
  • My friends – those relationships that have developed and grown over the years.  You know who you are.
  • Gaining new friends through social media – and meeting them in person.
  • The ability to laugh.
  • The fact that I get to try cool stuff in social media – and love it.
  • Baseball, specifically the Boston Red Sox.
  • Having the time to coach my son in baseball and basketball, and watch my daughter become an accomplished Irish dancer.
  • The word “w00t!”
  • To live in a country in which your career is often what you can make it.
  • When my former students come back to me for advice.
  • Meditation.
  • Speaking another language that is my passport to forming friendship with people with whom I would not have the opportunity otherwise.
  • Knowing that every day I try to touch someone’s life in a positive way.
  • Our soldiers who have either made the ultimate sacrifice, or as I write this, are missing their own families to protect the freedoms that we too often take for granted.
  • Pizza.
  • Walks with my dog.
  • Cigars.
  • (I am stealing this from David Wescott) – the two people who read this blog.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  I like days like today that make people stop and thing about what they are truly grateful for.

Mark

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