Back in 2008, on my business blog, I wrote a post called Mitch’s List. It was an idea that came from a long time online friend of mine named Dean, and I thought it was a great idea.
That idea was to thank everyone who’d help to make the previous year or other years successful and fun. In that post, I also linked to as many people as I could to thank them for however they helped me, and that included friends as well. Of course, if they didn’t have anything for me to link to then I just mentioned them by name and moved on. I also let all of them know that I’d mentioned them in the blog post by email.
That felt good, but it also was one of the longest and most complicated posts I’d ever written. However, I realized that there were a lot of people I probably never really said “thank you” to that deserved it. I tend to be someone who says it a lot when someone is in front of me, but if not then I just forget; I talked about that memory thing last weekend.
Of course, as usual I’m writing this a few days beforehand, so I can’t tell you who I thanked on Saturday. But I can tell you that on Wednesday, when I didn’t see a lot of people, I thanked the guy who rang up my purchases at the grocery store; I thanked a friend of mine for visiting and for letting me talk about some things; I thanked my wife for bringing me home chili from work; and I thanked a lot of people for commenting on the blog.
I like to think I’m a fairly thankful guy, for the heathen that I am. lol And this being Thanksgiving week, I’m thankful that I get to go visit my mother and grandmother with my wife, and have a few nice meals there as well. I guess that’s what it’s all about.
I’m thankful to anyone who reads this post and comments on it as well. Have you thanked anyone lately?