I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Okay, at least all of you guys who celebrate this holiday. If you don’t, that’s really too bad. Out of all the holidays, this is one of my favorites. All right, if you twist my arm I’m sure I would put Christmas a notch ahead.
However, Thanksgiving in itself has turned into a holiday with a very simple premise—stop the rat race and reflect on the things for which you are thankful. There is no religious, philosophical or other premise to this holiday. Even if you are a vegetarian, you can go with a tofu turkey.
With the spirit of the holiday in mind, here are a few of the things that I’m thankful for from the past year. First and foremost, I’m thankful for my family that grew by one this year. Our little Jovie is such a part of the family that we can hardly remember when she wasn’t with us. I really am one of the luckiest guys on the planet. I have a wife who understands what we are trying to do with this writing thing. Without that, I would be nowhere.
I’m thankful that I’ve been able to create a new business in social media marketing that has grown through word of mouth and referrals. This has allowed me to bring nearly 100% of my business into my home office.
I’m thankful to Indies Unlimited for having the faith in me to spew forth every week on some random topic. Stephen Hise and Kat Brooks, thanks for letting me be a part of this team. Laurie Boris, thanks for having my back every week. The other contributing writers have welcomed me with open arms and are so supportive with commenting, pimping and sharing. So many times, I feel like the preschooler amongst the college professors.
I’m thankful for all of you—the readers. Without you, we would have nothing. Your comments give me insight and direction. Your support motivates me to get better and better all the time. Without you, there would be no Indies Unlimited.
I’m thankful for Gavin, my son. This four-year-old has taught me a thing or two about life. He’s my biggest cheerleader and one of the main reasons I write what I write. It’s the best feeling in the world when he sees The Card online or in a store window and says, “Hey look, it’s Daddy’s book!”