As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, I am reminded of what I am thankful for this year. At the top of my list is my health, because I have had serious health issues during the past ten years of my life. I no longer take for granted being able to get up each morning and have a productive day, free from pain. Each day is a gift and I am very thankful for this and for the fact that I am now aware of it.
I am also thankful for being able to earn a good living from my home computer. As it became more difficult for me to work outside my home, I prayed for a way to meet all of my expenses without having to be gone from home so many hours each day. My answer came as I began writing articles and blogging and building my online business during 2006.
In my former life I was a classroom teacher. I loved doing this for almost twenty years, but it became too physically demanding for me during the last few years. I knew I would miss teaching, but believed that that chapter of my life was now closed. The great surprise that I am so thankful for is that I am a teacher again! I have students from around the world who come to me to learn what I am doing in my internet business. I treasure each person and feel so very blessed for having the opportunity to teach and to learn from these special people in my life.
Being able to make a living with my writing is something I am also grateful and thankful for. I had dreamed of being a writer while I was in college, but several people told me my writing was not good enough. I chose to believe them and did not write for the next twenty years. When I came online I was forced to write, and after writing many articles, blog posts, short reports, and ebooks, I am now a writer. I thank God for the life I now have, and for the people I have met because of my online business.
One of my students, Cynthia Charleen, sent me a special Thanksgiving message this evening. She and I have now met in person twice, and I feel so blessed to know her. She was in the front row when I gave my presentation in Las Vegas for the contest I won. As I looked down at her from the stage I felt the love and support radiating from her. Be sure to visit her site on breaking free from clutter. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my U.S. friends, and know that I am thankful to have you in my life.