What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving Snoopy

Although Thanksgiving is not an international holiday, I think it is one during which everyone can celebrate the spirit of thankfulness in three easy ways that is applicable to your personal and blogging lives.

What Are You Thankful For

The first way is by asking yourself what you are thankful for. This is a great question to contemplate the answer to because it will help you see what progress you have made this year. Maybe you don’t feel like you have accomplished everything you wanted to do in 2010. But with this question, you should stop thinking about what you didn’t accomplish, and be thankful for what you did accomplish.

Who Are You Thankful For

The second way is to ask yourself who you are thankful for. Has your family been extra supportive of all of your goals and intentions? Have you had a mentor that has helped guide you to finding what you need to become successful? Have you found a partner to work with to help you achieve your goals?

Show Them Your Gratitude

Finally, take time today to show gratitude to those who have helped and supported you. Share your thankfulness by email, in a blog post, via Twitter, on Facebook walls, and so on. Let people know that you appreciate them for everything they have done, whether they know they have or not.

What am I Thankful For?

I’m thankful for many things this year. I couldn’t list them all, but the highlights include having:

  • An amazing husband who is always encouraging me to work towards my goals and helps me with them everyday, whether it is by giving me a dance lesson at the end of the longest day of the week, helping me improve my tennis game by practicing with me, coming up with great business plans and financial forecasts, or simply helping calm me down when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
  • A supportive family to share everything with, from the little victories (like beating my nemesis at tennis) to holidays gatherings.
  • A chance at Blog World to connect with some awesome people that I had only known online before.
  • The BEST blogging community to engage with in the comments, on social media, via IM, and by email.

As far as accomplishments, I am thankful that I have been able to:

  • Find a relatively healthy balance between being on the computer for an average of 10 – 12 hours a day and being active in tennis (breaking into the 3.5 NTRP rating) and ballroom dancing (performing in my first competition in 2 weeks).
  • Contribute to authority sites that I consider home to only the best of the best in the industry.
  • Finally break through the barrier of earning more than I spend on my online endeavors.
  • Develop (thanks to my hubby) my first five year business plan EVER.

So, I Ask You…

What are you thankful for today?

Holiday update: Don’t worry, Fetching Friday is on as always for tomorrow. In fact, it will be a special edition that will go live shortly after midnight MST that you don’t want to miss!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    I am thankful primarily for the promises of God that were made available to me because of the blood of Jesus. I am thankful that I was born in this country and not in a place filled with poverty and oppresion. I am thankful for my wife, without her I wouldn’t be the same. I am thankful to be one of the pioneers in the new frontier of internet marketing.

    Lou Barba

  2. says

    Very nice post, Kristi. So nice to see you rate family so highly; we’d all be in a much happier place if everyone did the same. As for me, I’m thankful for family, friends, freedom, good health, and so many other things I’m blessed to have. Have a wonderful day, and keep on spreading that smile to everyone!
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  3. says

    Happy Turkey Day! I know we all have things to be thankful for in our own lives, but it occurs to me, and I would wager most of your readers would agree, we are thankful for you and all the thoughts and ideas you have shared with us.

  4. says

    great , thank you for the post , wish you all a happy thanksgiving day !! i want to thank all my friends to be a part of my life ! :) thank you for this again and good luck for everything

  5. says

    Happy Thanksgiving, Kristi – been one heck of a year, really enjoyed getting to know you and reading your stuff (wherever it’s been). :)

    Have a great time today and over the weekend, and see you on the other side of Thanksgiving. :)
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  6. says

    I too am thankful for a lot this year. I am very thankful for my beautiful wife who supports me in everything I do and has been with me during my lowest times in life to the happiest.

    I am also thankfully for a great family who always keep me grounded, and I’m also very thankful for my 2 year old nephew who puts a smile on my face every time I see him.

    And most of all I’m thankful I’m still alive and can live my life to the fullest. Hope you have a great holiday and good luck with your first dance competition.
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  7. says

    Definitely thankful for beautiful family and friends, waking up to the sound of football games on Saturday mornings, and a wonderful roof over my head! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

  8. says

    Hi Kristi: Nice post indeed. I am thankful to the Lord for giving me the strength to work hard everyday and the ability to help my fellow human beings in my own little way. I only wish more people treat their spouses and work partners the way they would like to be treated. Thank you for reminding everyone to be grateful for the past year’s events.
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  9. says

    Kristi, I liked the design of your blog and bright colors – it made me stop at your blog and comment. I also subsribed for RSS. I’m thankful for being able to breath – every morning, to see my daughter – every morning, to spend weekends with my relatives – every weekend. And for many other minor but very important things for me.