Prelude to Thanksgiving

Today’s post is a slight departure from my typical focus on career, retirement, networking and related opportunities.  But I think you’ll agree that it’s somewhat connected.

With pilgrims, turkeys, and pumpkin pie advertisements and images all around, I’ve been thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday.

Since this is a US-based article, I’m pondering Thanksgiving on November 24th.  Our Canadian neighbors to the north already celebrated Thanksgiving over a month ago, on October 10th. And this harvest holiday is celebrated in many other countries around the world.

So be thankful! Whatever your current situation, you’re still reading along here.  Nearly 20% of the world’s population is illiterate and wouldn’t be able to comprehend this. 

The retirement conversation is very often a financial one.  “How much is enough?”  And “…more, more, more…” seems to be the mantra.  I’m planning on spending some time this coming week thinking about abundance versus scarcity.  What I have versus what I don’t have. 

I hope to enjoy many years of working and contributing, while starting to weave more experiences in along the journey. And that will be only partly a financial consideration, and more about my attitude towards my environment and especially the people around me.

This old saying seems to fit, “Wherever you go, there you are.”  Whether you’re at home, at work, golfing with friends, or at a relative’s house for the holidays – you and your personality are on full display.

How will you show up this Thanksgiving?

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