Posted by Mitch Mitchell on Nov 25, 2010
This is going to be a relatively short post because, well, yesterday’s post was kind of long, and today’s a national holiday over here. Thanksgiving is the day where we’re all supposed to get together to give thanks to this country being able to have the opportunity to even exist. At least that’s my take on it; I’ll let historians tell a different tale.
Last year I wrote a post saying that Thanksgiving was my last favorite holiday Truthfully, I don’t give a lot of credence to holidays overall for different reasons. One, many people have no idea what the holidays actually mean. Two, many holidays have either a different meaning for me or no meaning at all, based on my feelings, and thus it’s just another day off, and since I work from home days off mean nothing to me except I’m probably not making any money on that day unless someone buys a product from me online.
Still, I wrote that post on Sunday asking if you’ve thanked someone recently, so I guess I should thank some people. And I want to add that this is a very short version of something I did in 2008 on my other blog, which was a very long thank you to people in my life and why I was thanking them; one of these days I’m going to get the time to do that again, and probably put it on this blog instead. So, here we go.
I start off thanking my wife for putting up with me.
I thank my mother and grandmother for unconditional love.
I thank my friends for sticking with me for many years and giving me undying support.
I thank everyone who’s ever commented on this blog. You may not know it, but every time I get a legitimate comment, I feel special, and when you come back more than once… man, it’s hard not to smile at that.
I thank everyone I’m connected to on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, et al. Many of you I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting in person, and yet a few of you I have, and you’ve all treated me wonderfully.
I thank every client I’ve ever had because you gave me an opportunity to do something for you without really knowing me as well as you probably should have. And I thank every client I’m going to get over the next year who gives me a chance to work with them in some fashion.
I thank those companies that have shown the best customer service in the world, and I thank those people who help me “out” those that don’t.
I thank those movie makers who have made movies I enjoyed over the past year. I thank the musicians for the same thing.
I thank those sports teams I love that have given me both pleasure and pain in their quest to be the best; the entertainment value can never be measured accurately enough.
And I think every writer of every book I read this year for giving me both joy and knowledge.
Yeah, that’s enough. Enjoy your Thanksgiving folks!