Gratitude… is the best attitude. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a pause from the usual business blogs and dive into something close to my heart. Writing this post brings smile to my face as I think of the many people, things and events to be grateful for. Perhaps, this is the easiest way for me to get in touch with my inner Buddha without having to open another self-help book. This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to thank the Divine for the innumerable blessings that we enjoy.. as a loved one, a friend, a colleague and a citizen of this free land we thrive in.
It All Starts With… Thank You
Today, as an entrepreneur, I wish to express my appreciation to everyone who helped shape this economy, no matter how frail it may seem. Thanks to the Founding Fathers and the pilgrims who risked sweat and blood to build America as we see it today. And in my small way, I would love to say:
Thanks to My Team
For without them, my vision wouldn’t have come to reality. Their hard work, in good times and bad, coupled with their faith in me as their leader has helped open bigger opportunities I never knew existed. I am grateful for the wisdom in helping me choose the right team.. for people are the greatest investment your business can ever have.
Thanks to My Mentors and Partners
Your light has guided me across the dark tunnel of challenges and trials that come with running a business – from financial, legal, technical, intellectual and spiritual advice. Your passion and knowledge have inspired me to continue my quest for more than a decade now and as I go on exploring unchartered terrains, I am truly blessed with the guidance I get each day.
Thanks to Great Men and Women
I can never imagine having traveled the path of an entrepreneur if not for these great thought leaders who never cease to amaze me with their persistence and vision. I look up to them for motivation and personal growth, especially when I am in the crossroads of indecision. Their selfless act of sharing information online is simply priceless.
Thanks to My Clients
Customers, you are the very reason businesses around you exist. For this, I am truly grateful for your confidence and trust in my abilities to deliver the solutions you need. You have taught me the hidden powers of listening and responsibility. You have helped me how to think creatively.
Thanks to the Business Community
For sharing your ideas in a world full of clutter, I can never be more thankful. You have inspired me to go on a quest for the holy grail of learning and improvement, to commit myself in making a difference in this world – no matter how big or small. Knowing that support can be had from a group of like minds is a gem.
Thanks to Family and Friends
Being an entrepreneur isn’t that easy and there were countless times when I’m not the best of company. For your support and love, I can never ask for more.
And thanks to you for reading this post and hope that you spread this act of gratitude like some viral hit you’d see on YouTube.. without asking for anything in return. For some reason, you have clicked on this blog and so I’d squeeze in one more thank you note for the countless folks who are working 24/7 to get us connected in cyberspace.
Be grateful. Be happy. Not just today, but all year round. I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! -Shaleen