Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While most of the audience of this blog already understands the meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday, a good 1/3 of you live outside the United States and probably don’t celebrate “that American holiday”.
Thanksgiving is about so much more than the red, white, and blue of course. Yes, Thanksgiving is also about stuffing our fat faces full of food… something I’ve blogged my dislike of in the past.
Thanksgiving is also about something that occasionally gets forgotten — Taking time to be thankful to others who have helped you on your journey through life.
Without the support of others, each of us wouldn’t be where we are today. No-one is an island. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Our parents, our spouses, our teachers, our mentors, our neighbors, and even our children all support us in a multitude of ways. They really need our thanks.
This year more than ever! With the global covid-19 pandemic straining social institutions, and relationships, it’s been a challenging year for many people. Long set patterns of behavior have been completely disrupted, and it’s taken the efforts of many to get through this difficult time.
Take a moment to give thanks, even if you’re not an American.
I for one will be taking a week off from blogging to spend with my wife and kids, but this doesn’t mean I’m not thankful to all the folks who regularly read and support this blog — Joe @ RetireBy40, Bob @ Tawcan, Chris @ TickTockLife, Jim @ RouteToRetire, Dave @ AccidentalFire, Paul @ AssetBasedLife, FullTimeFinance, Backpack Finance, DividendDiplomats, ESI @ ESIMoney, Wealth Lion, Tigermom, and a huge multitude of other readers I’ve probably forgotten to list here.
Thank you! To all of you! Without your support and encouragement, I would never have continued these last five years. Your support and readership are incredibly meaningful to me, and I am thankful to have each and every one of you.
To me, this Thanksgiving is a important reminder of everything that money can’t buy — Health, happiness, friends, family, and the support of a wonderful community of people. I am incredibly grateful to have all of these things in my life. And all of you!
Thank you, again! Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are in the world!
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