Getting Even on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Family Photo 2013I love the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.  The fall colours are always brilliant, and the kids are home with Cynthia and me.

Add to that perfect mix a magnificent turkey dinner with our big extended family, and some time to sit and catch up on stories from one and all.  What a relief it is to pause, to have time to give thanks, and reflect on all that is good in our lives.

It is a weekend like Thanksgiving that you are reminded that no one achieves success alone, and that nothing worthwhile gets done alone — without the team, the partners, the contenders and the competitors.

It’s a fantastic thing that we humans can imagine, partner and build so many good things that help make the world a better place. I am truly thankful for that.

I know I get to do all this because of my family.  So forgive my sentimentality, and allow me a moment to thank my wife Cynthia for creating such richness in our family life together, and for doing every single thing so well.

Someone once said, “The only people with whom you should get even, are those who have helped you.”  Have a very happy Thanksgiving weekend — and go get even.