While I find it beneficial to be grateful for what I have throughout the year, this is the time of year when we all seem to focus on the things for which we are thankful.
I’d like to share some of the things I am thankful for here in my blog.
This past Sunday we were told not to forget the Giver, so let me start by acknowledging that God is my provision and it is to Him that I am thankful!
I am thankful to my clients for trusting me to manage their bookkeeping and for allowing me to introduce them to Profit First!
To show that the little things count too, I am thankful for the large Dunkin Donuts coffee that I just ordered with the free beverage coupon I received a few days ago.
I am thankful to be living here in Tampa where it tends to be sunny most days. After living here for the past year, I now truly realize why it is called the Sunshine State. I love that I can enjoy the beach year-round! And a special thanks to Tim, my boyfriend, for making it so easy to choose Tampa over other warm, sunny, by-the-beach and near-a-major-airport places. I can’t mention being thankfulness and Florida without mentioning being thankful for my health and safety after Hurricane Irma hit in September. After the storm, things were really put into perspective for me, as others were far worse off than myself and I have God to thank for watching over me and trust in Him to care for and watch over those whose lives were impacted on a bigger scale than myself by Hurricane Irma.
I am thankful for all the awesome people I have met in the past year and a half here in Tampa. I love my church, Relevant Church in Ybor City. I love my BNI (Business Network International) Chapter; it’s full of encouraging, giving business owners. Another wonderful perk of BNI in the Tampa Bay region is access to Asentiv’s referral marketing training. I am so thankful for my Referrals for Life group and for Tiffanie Kellogg! Tiffanie does such a great job cutting through my hazy explanations of what I do and to whom I want to serve, turning it into clear, concise language that speaks to those who need my services. Every interaction one has can be considered a networking opportunity and I look forward to making more connections in the future and growing my network.
As much as I love living in Florida now, I am thankful to still be able to serve clients in Pennsylvania and for choosing to be part of PowerMatch. Sara Rosenberg does such a great job connecting me with people up North who can in turn connect me with more people who need help with tracking their finances. I am thankful to have a business that can work with anyone around the world who has access to the Internet.
I am thankful that I attended Unleash the Power Within by Tony Robbins earlier this month and got to walk on fire!
I am thankful to have the opportunity to be the VP of Fem City Tampa and help President Amanda Vining grow our Tampa Bay chapter as a space for women to encourage each other in our businesses as well as develop deep friendships.
I am very thankful to have discovered Yanik Silver, author of Evolved Enterprise and Giovanni Marsico of Archangel. The work that these two are doing is exactly what I want to do—heal the world through entrepreneurs! I am also thankful that I am finding social entrepreneurs and groups that support them as they learn and grow right here in Tampa.
Finally, I am forever grateful for my sons, Tom and AJ. This is for many reasons, but most importantly because I know that God gave them to me to love so that I would better believe and accept the love that God has for me.