This year with everything that is going on, we need to focus on what we’re thankful for more than ever.
I’m thankful for a lot of things, and it’s hard to really articulate them at times. A good friend, client, and mentor (Susan Detwiler of the Detwiler Group), put up a great post today on her blog about what she’s thankful for.
This post got me thinking, with all the horrible events going on in the world, we should focus on the positive, about what we are in fact thankful for.
So what am I thankful for? Well, here’s a list:
- My Family — I know that’s a cliche, but I really am. My immediate family (my wife and son) are so supportive of me and love me unconditionally. Also my extended family (parents, inlaws, siblings, cousins etc.). Especially this year, with my step-father having a heart attack and a triple bypass I really have realized how important parents are. I’ve known deep down that they are special, but almost losing my step-father made me realize how much I not only adore my mother, but how important my step-father is to that equation. Pop, I love you!
- My Friends — Now this is dual layers. My core group of good friends is small, but my larger community of friends (Doylestown and online) matter too. Thank you guys for always being there for me.
- My Co-workers — Being a self-employed worker can be tough at times, there’s a lot of alone time, but thankfully I’m able to be involved with some great companies that I work for and who give me co-workers. Mike, Adam, Amanda, Nick, the whole Speed and Function crew, and many more, thank you for putting up with my sometimes boisterous nature (sometimes, yea right… more like all the time). I’m very thankful for you.
- My Opportunities — Not only am I running my own little agency, I’m also helping Mike Bertoni with his, and helping build an awesome startup and helping a great promotions company with their social media. I’m very fortunate to have these opportunities.
- My Country — I know, it’s even more of a cliche than saying my family, but it’s true. More and more I see the crap that goes on in the World and the swaths of the World that doesn’t have liberties like we do here and it gives me pause. I’m extremely thankful for my liberty and will fight for it, maybe not with weapons, but with my words and actions.
- The Internet — Now that sounds silly, doesn’t it? Well it’s not. I’m really thankful for the ‘net, because it enables me to work, play, learn, and grow. Often all four at the same time. Being ADHD, I’m able to work the way I work best. I’m able to be productive and get stuff done. Thank you Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
There is so much more that I’m thankful for that I could be here all day writing my list. I might come back here to write some more down, but more importantly, what are you thankful for?
Seth Goldstein is the Chief Marketing Officer for My Sensory Locations, a location-based application for the Special Needs community. In addition, he is the Principal Creative Director of Goldstein Media LLC, an interactive marketing agency based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,VP of Web and Social forPhillyTech.co, Social Media Manager for SWGPromo.com, and Editor and Chief of PhillyTech.org Netcast Network. Seth is a very busy man and that’s how he likes it.