Happy Thanksgiving 2012

What are you most thankful for this year?

Did you know we have Abe Lincoln and Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old editor of a woman’s magazine, Godey’s Ladys’ Book, to thank for this national day of Thanksgiving? Prior to 1863, each state held its own Thanksgiving day.

Before the day gets away and we rush into the whirlwind holiday season, I’m sharing a few things I am thankful for – will you share yours?

1. Turkey Handprint Pictures

About ten years ago, our son made a turkey handprint as a school art project. Last week, I found it when I was cleaning out a cabinet crammed with recipes I’d made only once or twice. How timely that it turned up in time for Thanksgiving!

2. Company Coming

Is there any better motivation to clean and spruce up your house than having company coming over? This Thanksgiving we’re hosting both sides of the family; we were doubly motivated to get our house in tip-top shape.

3. Being Creative

It’s such a blessing to have three creative children – although at times I didn’t think so. With a music business major, a sponsored skateboarder and a singer, I had to learn to appreciate the value of creativity that can’t be measured by grades and assignments.

4. Intriguing Clients

There’s never been a time when my company’s had a richer and more intriguing client mix than we do now. Every day I give thanks for the opportunity to add value to someone else’s organization.

5. Social Connections

Whether it’s my IRL bookgroup, Facebook friends or SMC Chicago members, whenever I connect with other people, I experience a brighter side of life. Thanks to all of you for being who you are.

Wishing you a beautiful and bountiful day!!!

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