What Are You Thankful For

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Every Thanksgiving I tend to do a post that focuses on what I am thankful for and encourage my readers to share what they are thankful for.  I tend to stop and reflect on the present, the here and now and not the future or the past.  This was one of the busiest years on record in my household and 2011 certainly had some challenges, but it also had some of the best rewards of all time as well.

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I am so thankful for the two wonderful children I have, two boys who are not only the greatest gift I could have ever asked for but also the greatest human beings in my life.  They challenge me, inspire me and teach me in more ways than any other.  I grow as a human being as a result of being a parent and there is nothing like being a father.

I am also so grateful for the lovely woman who is my wife, through thick and thin over the last 15 years we have been together and rode the greatest of times and the worst of times together.  She gives me purpose and keeps my in motion.  I have never met a person who captured an extreme intelligence, determination, beauty and fire all wrapped up in one extraordinary personality.

In an economy that is crushed I am thankful I have a job that I love and one that I have been with for nearly 10 years, I realize how luck my family is when others are not so fortunate and I make sure it is appreciated by not complaining (too much) about anything in my life.

My health, of course we all have our aches and pains but my health is fairly good compared to some and I am thankful it is holding up okay.

My readers, fans and fellow bloggers on the web.  I have met so many great people over the years while blogging and each blogger is their own unique personality and story, each goal is an inspiration.  It is amazing that so many people that never meet face to face can build such a connection with each other, take the time to show appreciation for each other and this online community of peers is one of the greatest thing about the Internet and social media.

Everyone have a great Thanksgiving and remember to take the time and show appreciation for the people you love and the things you have, not just one day a year but every day.

-Justin Germino

Updated: November 22, 2011 — 8:58 am