Lately, I’ve been humming an old hymn that goes, “Count your blessings, name them one by one…” Those lyrics remind me that counting your blessings is always a good practice to be in. Sometimes I get so busy and focused solely on achieving goals that I forget to savor the journey, the process and especially the people I share it all with.
So I thought I would just take a moment and share a few of the things I am thankful for.
What I am thankful for:
- The freedoms we enjoy in this country thanks to the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed. These freedoms allow me to share my faith and beliefs without the fear of persecution that other nations are under.
- A healthy and loving family – I never imagined having 5 boys and certainly never dreamed up triplets. Although the noise around my house can be a little tough to bear, the joy, energy and memories outweigh any potential hearing loss.
- My friends, those I share the journey with and am able to be honest and vulnerable and also am lifted up by, mentored and encouraged.
- My career, I meet so many people who are out of work or who hate their jobs. Although all jobs have their challenges and ups and downs I feel like I am using my God given talents in a productive way for the world and in a way that connects with my passion for design.
- The Sundog Media team, Sundog is not so much a company as it is a team of talented professionals who rock what they do and I am glad to be a part of it.
- The wonderful customers we work with, obviously without you we would not have been around for 17 years. As I see new sites we have done recently launched like, Kikkan Randall, AlaskaTrain.com and Plastic Surgeons of Alaska, I am simply thankful to work with great folks.
Years ago when I was first starting Sundog I remember talking with a few successful business folks at a trade show and I remember how I wanted to be successful like them. What was funny was while talking to them they began to reminisce about when they started their company out of their garage and how that was the best days of their lives. My take away from that experience was to not be in a rush to arrive at goals that don’t fulfill but enjoy the journey and the people you journey with as you work towards these goals.
I pray that as each of you sit around your Thanksgiving table this year that you are also able to “Count your blessings, name them one by one!” Go ahead hum it once and it will stay in your head all day.