"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy

The day has begun and who among us is not a little distracted at the thoughts of spending time with friends and family and football? I know I am. As I look back over the previous year, I realize there are a few things I should be thankful for.

I am thankful for the troops that keep us safe by fighting our battles in far off lands.

I am thankful for my health and that of my family. My grandfather, who is 94, attended the Jones County Fair with my father and I. It was my 2nd time attending, probably my father’s 15th time, the 1st time that all 3 of us had gone together and the 85th Consecutive time that my grandfather had wondered the fair grounds and cattle barn. 85 consecutive years, surely that is a streak that might even impress Cal?

I am thankful for my parents who were kind enough to invite me to go with them on a cruise to Alaska this year. It is a beautiful state and I would recommend anyone who is in the neighborhood to check it out.

Alaska Sunset

I am also thankful for the trivial and mundane, because these little joys, when added together, make my life a rather pleasant one. A few of these, in no particular order, Ohio State 21 Michigan 10, taking up woodworking and building a workbench, photography, a bacon egg and cheese sandwich, Jimmy John’s Subs (#5 The Vito), the internet, my computer, and because I think it is worth repeating Buckeyes 21 Wolverines 10.

And last but by no means least; I am thankful for my job at PreferredVendor. I enjoy social networking and marketing in general, and this position has allowed me to meet some very interesting and helpful people. Spending these last few months working to improve our online recruiting tool and find people willing to use the beta, has been a joy.

If you have a few things that you are thankful for, please share them with us all in the comments. So to all who have visions of turkey and merriment dancing in their heads, I wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Comment by Brian Meeks on November 25, 2009 at 2:57pm
I will. Thanks. You do the same. Maybe, if we are lucky, you will blog about your Thanksgiving. I am sure there will be a good story or two.


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