Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I’m thankful for it.

Thanksgiving is a time to connect with special others, and reflect on life. It’s also a time to prepare and eat good food, and drink fine wine. It’s a time (in the Northeast U.S., where I live) to enjoy the last days of mild weather before winter. It’s also when we enjoy the first cozy fires in front of the fireplace. It’s also a time when business people disengage temporarily from their email and phone addiction, and that makes Thanksgiving possible, to begin with. Thanksgiving also is devoid of the materialism and pressures that distract from the greatness of other holiday periods. Without that peaceful low-key vibe, all the little things I like about Thanksgiving wouldn’t be possible. Finally, it’s a tradition, so it keeps on giving.

Since it’s Thanksgiving, I’ll share five additional things I’m thankful for:

  • My wife and children, and the rest of my family.
  • My health and the health of my closest loved-ones.
  • My deep relationship with my work colleagues, and the talent, dedication and luck that keep moving us forward — and equally important, our investors and customers.
  • The multitude of life opportunities that surround me, and the fortune to pursue a handful of them in this lifetime.
  • The challenges that make life interesting and keep me improving, constantly.

What are you thankful for?

Photo credit: S Holmquist

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Published by Max Kalehoff

Father, sailor and marketing executive.

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