Happy Thanksgiving All Around The World

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!

–Mr. Tako


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6 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving All Around The World

  • November 27, 2020 at 8:20 AM

    I’m thankful for you as well Tako! You produce great content and you’re helping more people than you probably realize. And what a great idea to introduce the rest of the world to one of our unique holidays. It’s my one time of year to gorge on pumpkin pie, and I’m thankful that it exists 🙂

    • November 27, 2020 at 8:42 AM

      Jenni whipped together this amazing pumpkin..cake? I don’t know what to call it. I’m not a huge fan of pie and she’s celiac (so forced gluten-free). But the darn thing turned out amazing. I think it was 1/2 pecan crumb topping (but not too sweet!) and half dense cake with a crust.

      That’s the way I like my cake. Mostly not cake. 😀

      And to Tako—thanks for being a great source of inspiration and motivation! I’ve been commenting under my Chris@TTL moniker these last several months, but I’ve been reading your blog for years. Before we were FI in 2018, you were one of those folks keeping us on track and guiding us ahead.

      I have no doubt there’s countless silent readers who similarly appreciate what you’ve offered as a mentor and example. Thanks for being you!

      And, thanks for revealing the power of gratitude in celebration of our holiday.

  • November 28, 2020 at 7:53 AM

    Thanks for the shout-out, Mr. Tako! You and I have followed each other’s blogs pretty much from the time we started them. I enjoy reading your stuff and I’m glad we had the chance to actually meet up for lunch in Texas last year. We’ll have to figure out how to do that again sometime!

    I hope you and the family had a great Thanksgiving!

  • November 28, 2020 at 9:17 AM

    Thanks for the shout out Mr. Tako. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Pleas stay safe and healthy. I’ve always enjoyed reading your stuff and glad that you’ve had the chance to meet in person a few years ago. 🙂

  • November 30, 2020 at 8:35 AM

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the mention as well.
    We stayed home and cooked a huge feast. Mrs. RB40 said she doesn’t understand why people complain about leftovers. Most of the feast is gone already and I can use the turkey breast in my cooking too.

  • December 17, 2020 at 9:49 AM

    I’m late to the party but thank you for posting. I always enjoy reading your thoughtful posts. 🙂


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