What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving Day

Today, which is Thanksgiving, is a national holiday that is celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada each year. I thought it would be a good idea to write about Thanksgiving Day, since I’m currently in beautiful, warm, and tropical Melbourne, Florida and I wouldn’t be here if I had nothing to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. Thanksgiving has its historic roots in spiritual traditions, however in more recent times it is celebrated in a more secular manner.

I’m thankful for many things in my life, it’s been a pleasure to live on this earth and in our great universe. It has been very good to me and my family.

For me, I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my universal gift of entrepreneurship. I thank the universe every day for these blessings.

I’m Thankful for Family

I am thankful for my family and especially my parents. I can remember when I was younger, they would always support me—no matter if I was right or wrong—they were doing what parents should do. They were my best friends. I owe all of my success to them. They were right about so many things.

My extended family – you know who you are. My extended families are my close friends. They have stuck by me in my failures and my successes, and call me often to make sure that I am okay. They support me in everything I do.

I’m Thankful for Friends

Growing up, I never had many friends. It was hard for me to have relationships with people my own age because my interests were all tied to business; my counterparts, however, were into Nintendo. Today, my group of friends is as diverse as life in the ocean’s waters. Some are successful businessmen and women and some are hard-working moms and dads. What they all have in common is that they are genuine, caring, and have my best interests at heart.

My friends are the reason that I am in Melbourne, Florida today. My friends are the reason why I have been able to become the successful entrepreneur that I am today; without their support, I would be stuck in a job I hate and around people I probably would not have anything in common with.

Thank you to all my friends. You know who you are.

I’m Thankful for the Gift of Entrepreneurship

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved business. When I was two and three years old I used to sell things to my parents. I am not sure if it was the money that had me excited or if it was making the sale and convincing my parents they needed what I had to sell – I may never know.

I remember the first day I learned about the word “entrepreneur.”  It was not until I was much older that I realized I was one of them, that I was born with this gift of creativity, the ability to look at the world differently, and most importantly, to make ideas happen.

It took me a while to accept that I was different from everyone else. I can recall even up until recently that I would punish myself and feel embarrassed that I was not “normal” like other people. Now I accept and harness the entrepreneurship gift that the universe has given to me.

Of course, I am thankful for everything in my life, good and bad, because it has made me the person I am today.  I wish you a very happy thanksgiving and holiday season.