Tomorrow, Thursday, November 22, 2012, is Thanksgiving, a national holiday observed in the United States (in Canada, Thanksgiving is observed the second week of October.) The U.S. celebration hails back to celebration of thanks for a good harvest in 1621. The first Thanksgiving is believed to have been held at Plymouth, Massachusetts, but no matter where and when it began, it is a major national holiday that for the blessed, is celebrated with friends and family.
Among the list of things I give sincere thanks for are my family, friends, pets, our health, love, life, and good fortune. Good fortune is not measured in dollars, but by the memories we build, the contributions we make to help those around us, and the simple things we should never take for granted such as food, clothing, and shelter.
I am thankful for my clients, and for the privilege of being an entrepreneur -- something that has allowed me to work through the night so I could be with my children during the day.
A special thank you to Joe Hefferon, guest writer for this site, whose series on inspiring women serves as a perfect reminder over the holidays that women who suffer adversities and hardship can, and do go on to create wonderful lives for themselves. Never give up on yourself, or your dreams.
I also want to take a moment to thank you, all my readers, for your loyalty, and for the many who have shared their stories, comments, and thoughts on this site. Without the wonderful community of business women who visit my site each day, it would just be "Woman" in Business here. Glad I am not alone.
To all my sisters in business (and to the male followers I have, which are many), I wish you safe and wonderful Thanksgiving day.