I worked for 16 weeks one year in Columbia, SC, with a great group of folks down at SCANA (including the guy who won $100,000 from America’s Funniest Home Videos for his quadruplets). The best contact I met there was Rick Kirkland, all-around great guy.

Rick had a tradition of calling people up on Thanksgiving to personally thank them if they’d helped him that year. I know because he called me that year, which was as cool as it was unexpected. It’s a great tradition, and since Monday was Thanksgiving here in Canada, and this is the blog age, I’ll continue it (a few days late) here.

I’m grateful for …

  • having a great wife with whom I’m building a good life,
  • a healthy kid who’s funny, fun, inquisitive and cute,
  • great parents who have always shown their love and support,
  • an awesomely cool sister and a great new brother-in-law,
  • fantastic in-laws who always make me feel like a very important part of the family
  • great friends,
  • a solid house in a good neighbourhood in a fantastic city
  • a brilliant job that gets me excited every day
  • the opportunity to live in a strong and free country where we can live out our dreams

… and that’s just to start. I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving and got to spend it with your friends and family.