Tuesday, November 23, 2010

THANKSGIVING AND VIRGINIA GOLD DIGGERS

Obverse and Reverse of the Seal of the Virgini...Image via Wikipedia
How will you celebrate Thanksgiving? I will read a passage of David Price's book, Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation and send a mental thank-you note to the "gold diggers" of Virginia Company and founders of Jamestown.

In order to get in the right holiday spirit, please read the following excerpt from Debi Ghate's article, An American Holiday: The Moral Meaning Behind Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to recognize what we are truly grateful for, to appreciate and celebrate the fruits of our labor: our wealth, health, relationships and material things--all the values we most selfishly cherish. We should thank researchers who have made certain cancers beatable, gourmet chefs at our favorite restaurants, authors whose books made us rethink our lives, financiers who developed revolutionary investment strategies and entrepreneurs who created fabulous online stores. We should thank ourselves and those individuals who make our lives more comfortable and enjoyable--those who help us live the much-coveted American dream. (Capitalism Magazine, November 22, 2010.)

I want to start out and thank my fellow bloggers, readers and listeners, by quoting my post, THANKS FOR GIVING EGO SUPPORT:

On this Thanksgiving day I want to thank my fellow bloggers and readers who have giving me support regarding my post, COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK. I appreciate your comments very much and I value our exchange of ideas and thoughts.  (EGO, November 25, 2004.)

I want to continue to thank the following individuals:

Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends (including Small Business Trends Radio and BizSugar) for her kind words and support during these years.

@Lyceum @BizSugar Thank YOU, Martin! You're one of the first bloggers I ever "met," and now 7 years later we still converse. (Twitter, 9:07 PM Nov 11th via web in reply to Lyceum)

Palle Frid Svensson & C.S. for inviting me to their business venture, TeaParty.nu.

Kalle Blomqvist for inviting me to his NetZpider Network as a social media enthusiast.

Martin Dagger for inviting me to his Fitness Date Club as a guest blogger and his offer to give me personal training tips.

Robert Palotas for introducing me to BNI (Business Network International).

David Stiernholm for giving me inspiration to create my F.I.X IT! productivity method.

Happy Thanksgiving! Cox & Forkum, November 22, 2006.
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