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Thanksgiving Reflections

Legendary coach John Wooden said, “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”
While thankfulness should be expressed every single day of our lives, I’d like to take this Thanksgiving holiday to share a few things for which I’m thankful.
My parents.  My parents, Steve and Elaine, provide so much support and encouragement.  They graciously understand my busy schedule and long work hours.  They help in times of need – especially in projects around my house.  I don’t tell them enough, but I’m truly grateful for all they do.
My staff.  Mark, Christian and Cai are outstanding employees.
  • Mark does a fantastic job handling our in-shop service.  He’s great at documenting our processes and procedures.  He’s constantly looking to improve how we operate and serve our clients.
  • I can count on Christian for anything and everything.  He’s quickly become my right-hand man in the year he’s been with us.  He possesses a strong desire to learn and excels in everything he does.
  • Cai is my go-to creative person.  Whether it’s composing our monthly print newsletter or shooting and editing a video, he always makes it look appealing.  He’s also a tremendous help in completing administrative tasks.
My clients.  It’s cliché, but without my clients, I obviously wouldn’t be in business.  But my clients mean so much more to me.
I’m truly blessed to serve the best clients any business could have.  My clients value the work we do, understand we have their interests and needs at heart, and know that we will do our best to assist them with all their technology needs.  I thank them for allowing us to serve them.
Many people – maybe even you – get up every morning dreading to go to work.  I wake up excited to see how I meet the needs of our clients.  I’m thankful every day for that opportunity.
Pike Publishing.  Six years ago, I reached out to Andrea Preston, former editor of the South Gibson Star-Times, to inquire if they would be interested in allowing me to write this tech column to provide practical, useful advice to their readers.
I’ve received hundreds of thank-yous and compliments from readers like yourself saying how beneficial these articles are.
It would be easy for the South Gibson Star-Times and the Petersburg Press-Dispatch to publish a nationally syndicated tech column.  Instead, they know and value contributions from local businesses and experts to meet the needs of their readers.
I’m deeply grateful for their allowing me the privilege to appear in their paper every other week.
What are you thankful for?
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
I encourage you this Thanksgiving week to take five minutes alone and write a list of everything you’re thankful for.  It’ll give you a renewed, refreshed perspective on life.
And I’d challenge you to go the extra mile – thank the people who make a difference in your life.  Pick up the phone, write a letter, or send a text.  You’ll give them something to be thankful for as well.