And just like that, we’re entering into December and inching closer to the next year.
As I reflect on 2019, I realize just how much those around me have helped me in my personal and professional life. I’m very thankful to everyone who continues to support me. I wanted to make an effort to let them know by sending out personalized emails and texts, letting them know how they’ve made a difference in my life.
If you haven’t already, I recommend doing so as well. It reminds us of how the people who have made a connection in our lives go out of their way to help us, to share their stories and to lend their support.
With that, thank you for everyone that’s been a part of my life. You’ve done so much, and they have not gone unnoticed.
Finally, I’m wishing you nothing but the best! Here’s to another great year!
What’s one of the hardest things to do? Being thankful. Especially during difficult times.
It’s something I’ve personally faced many times throughout my life. How does one handle being thankful when so much around you goes wrong? The work situation doesn’t pan to your liking, your friends stop calling, your gaining weight and negative thoughts flushing in and out of your head. I’ve felt like this plenty of times.
And still do.
But I try to remind myself that, in difficult times, there are so many things to be thankful for. I’m thankful to have a wonderful wife who’s stuck by me during very painful moments in my life, times at which many others would have sprinted away from. I have a wonderful sister who isn’t afraid to challenge my thoughts and opinions (thank you!). And regardless of work situations, I’m thankful to those who helped develop my career and provided a thoughtful gesture and/or conversation.
And honestly, it’s what I needed.
I’m reminded everyday that there’s so much to be thankful and grateful for, that no matter how much life throws at you, you have people around that care. Sometimes we say, “it’s nothing personal, walk it off, stop thinking like that”. But sometimes, we need to vent and release steam. Sometimes, it’s just those simple moments that allow us to be happy, even for a moment.
I know I haven’t always done the “right” or “proper” thing, but I try my best to be genuine and humanistic. Who I am is who I am; I don’t cover it up. And this is what I convey myself even during job interviews. I’m a passionate person – I love to help people. I don’t see myself ever stop helping others.
So be thankful. Be thankful during difficult moments. And most of all, be thankful to yourself – you’re doing good. Regardless of the circumstances, we’re there for you. As am I.