We take a lot of things for granted in today’s world. How often do we stop and think about the many pleasures we enjoy on a daily basis? Stop and smell the roses, as they say. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some of the things that I am thankful for. This is in no way a complete list, otherwise this would turn in to a book rather than a blog post.
Family and Friends
This one sort of goes without saying. Where would we honestly be without our families and our friends? We’ve all had those times when we were in a pinch and have to look to our family and friends for help. Or those times when you just have to share your news and you can’t think of anyone else except those near and dear to you. I have been blessed with an amazing, close knit family and several wonderful friends. My network is quite large as I am a very sociable individual and I am truly grateful for that. As I write this, I succumb to emotion just thinking of my family and friends. I don’t know where I’d be without even one of them!
We teach our kids that education is very important. This is so very true. When I reminisce on my childhood years and the time spent in school, I remember that there were times when I despised homework. All I wanted to do is play. However, my parents would hear of nothing of the sort. We were made to do our homework and excel in school so that when we became adults, we can lead successful lives. I am thankful to my parents for instilling this in me and I am thankful that I was able to learn and am still learning what I need to in order to excel. I am thankful to the many avenues we have today for educating ourselves – internet, colleagues, books, movies, schools, universities, children…the list is never ending. Look around you, there is always something to learn!
Technology is the application of science and knowledge used to develop tools in order to solve a problem. I chose technology as my career path for the very simple fact that it helps to make our lives easier. We use technology in every aspect of our lives. Through technology, we have been able to evolve from the days when there was no running water, electricity, TV, or cars to where now we are driving electric cars and communicating with people across the world as if they were in the same room with us. I love helping people solve problems and technology helps me to do this. I am truly grateful for it and look forward to what technology brings in the future.
I have been a part of the TecFac family for almost 6 years (wow!) and it’s been nothing but joy. You know when people ask what makes you get out of bed in the morning? Well for me, it’s the fact that I’ve been given another day to spend with my loved ones and another day I get to work at TecFac! 🙂 My coworkers are now like family and together we are making great strides in the technology world helping businesses experience success. I am thankful to Carlos Leyva and Sal Purpura for introducing me to Chris Saah way back in August 2007. I admit, I was a little apprehensive at first because I was leaving my comfort zone and stepping in to the unknown. However, sometimes, we are required to make that step of faith in order for us to keep moving forward and relish in the great things that are in store for us. Thank you Chris and Allyn for this amazing opportunity!
I previously mentioned that I am a very sociable individual. I love meeting new people and learning about them. This is a very important skill in business. A large amount of revenue for small businesses comes from referrals through word of mouth aka networking. All it takes to network is a simple, “Hello, how are you?”. This I know comes easier for some than others, but try it and see how far it takes you. I am grateful for the networking skills I’ve been blessed with and am thankful for the many people that I’ve met because of it.
What are you thankful for today? As we prepare to eat our bellies full with turkey next week, take a few moments and think about the things that you are thankful for. Imagine what your life would be without them. This will help us have a greater appreciation for all the things we take for granted.