The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Thanksgiving is the idea of sharing. It's the time of year when everyone gets together to share food, drink, shelter, and stories. It's the time when we look back on the past year and think of what we're thankful for, what opportunities we've had, and how we can better ourselves in preparation for what's right around the corner: the New Year.
This past year has been very crazy for me. I met a wonderful girl, I graduated college, and I watched my sister welcome a wonderful baby boy into this world. These monumental changes in my life have all led to new opportunities, new experiences, and new challenges and I'm extremely grateful that everything has worked out for myself and my family.
As most of you know, over the past few months I've been struggling, like many others, with the economy and what its done to the current job market. I'm thankful for the opportunity I've been given by Upper End Properties in letting me come in, essentially create my own job title, and allow me to build my business from the ground up. I'm excited about the opportunities this position will bring me over the next few months and the potential it has to grow well into the new year.
I'm also thankful for my friends. I'm thankful for the fact that no matter how many times I don't pick up my cell, how many times I decide not to go out, and how many times I blow them off for whatever indie film is playing at Plaza Frontenac, they'll always be there to call me the next weekend. It's rare to find such persistence in people, and I appreciate it more than anyone would know.
Most importantly I'm thankful for everyone who's stuck with me and this blog. I'm still not positive where I'm going to go with it, what I'm going to do with it, or whether or not people REALLY enjoy reading it, but still, looking up analytics and seeing 190 page views on average, per post, is something I'm extremely grateful for. I may not be the best writer, I may not always interest you, but you keep coming back, and I can't stress to you enough how much I appreciate it.
As I've said before, Thanksgiving, to me, is all about sharing. I encourage you to write a blog, a note, a status on Facebook, or a 140 character tweet on Twitter. In a time where a "thank you" is only a click away, there's no excuse not to tell someone how you feel. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and thanks for a wonderful year.