Thanksgiving Dealies

American Thanksgiving isn’t until next month, but we like to celebrate Turkey Day a little earlier here in Canada. And with the scent of pumpkin spice in the air, we also take this time to reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. As much as I may gripe about this or that, I also recognize just how fortunate I am to be who I am, where I am, with the people that I am.

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for…

My little princess: It goes without saying that I am incredibly thankful for little baby Adalynn. This last month has been an incredible learning experience for all of us and I look forward to all the incredible adventures yet to come.

A loving family: Sometimes, it might feel like a little too much, but I know they mean well. Their continued loving support is absolutely invaluable to me.

The power of social media: The Internet is a wonderfully powerful tool and it has made it easier than ever for the average person to connect with people all around the world. This has been instrumental in my own career and, on a much larger scale, in many political movements around the world.

The freedom of freelancing: As I said on John Chow’s blog last month, one of the most valuable aspects to making my living on the Internet is that I have a certain freedom of time. This means that I have been able to stay home and be as present as possible for little Adalynn, experiencing every hiccup, spit-up and diaper change along the way.

Coffee: Good to the last drop, I am very thankful for my daily cuppa joe. I joke that I am fueled by caffeine and Wi-Fi. Coffee helps with the first part; they haven’t quite figured out the tech needed for a coffee-powered wireless router just yet.

What are you most grateful for this year?