In honor of the approaching Thanksgiving holiday, I decided to skip writing our usual informative digital marketing blog in favor of something else; gratitude. For me, feeling thankful is a part of my daily life. In fact, I seek out things to be thankful for almost in a ritualistic way because it keeps me focused on what matters. More than that, this practice makes me stop and take notice, in an often fast-paced and somethings hectic life, of the beauty that surrounds me.
To start, I am enormously grateful for my two healthy and beautiful children. While they have their rows like all kids, “my littles” make life more fun, and they constantly inspire me to work harder for the betterment of their lives. They also remind me to stop and smell the roses from time to time. I’m equally appreciative for my husband who is always in my corner and believes that I can do anything. I don’t know how many people can say the same, but I feel truly blessed.
I’m extremely thankful for the wonderful clients that we work with. It is as though the best people and brands come into our lives, and bring us the pleasure of working with them. They motivate us to do our very best and helping them succeed is reward in and of itself. Beyond that, I’m indebted by the fact that I get to do work that I love and find exciting. Not everyone can say that either. I feel lucky.
I’m likewise appreciative of the fabulous team of people that I work with every day. They come to the table with passion and purpose. They give their all and work with integrity. Of equal import, their creativity and work ethic never ceases to amaze me. I am beyond grateful to work with such an amazing crew.
In addition, I’m profoundly thankful for my parents who, at times, feel like Seinfeld characters George Costanza’s parents (seriously), yet bring me and my family perpetual unconditional love. It is incredible knowing that your parents always have your back. I must also make a special mention of my mother who has been struggling with dementia for the last few years but continues to display zest and grit. I’m also deeply appreciative of her doctor who is tireless in his pursuit to help her.
The Thanksgiving holiday is special because it highlights our awareness of all that is outstanding in our lives. It gives us an opportunity to feel true gratitude for all that we have. What is even better is when you actively see these things on a regular basis. When you can look in the mirror and know how fortunate you are. That doesn’t mean that life doesn’t occasionally throw us a curve ball, but those setbacks are much easier to handle when you feel thankful in your heart.
My wish for you is to embrace your gratitude this holiday season and every day thereafter because we all have much to feel thankful for.