Finding Thanks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. While my family often gives thanks to each other over a big meal in the afternoon, I know plenty of people that make it a point to post about something that they are grateful for during each day of the month.

This year we won’t be having family over. A couple local members of our extended family are worried about COVID, for good reason. Others are out of town and not looking to travel. With a situation worsening in Colorado and a request from the state to avoid mixing households, I’ll have the smallest dinner we’ve had in decades.

This has been a challenging year for many of us, and certainly me. Despite the things that have been bothering me, I have made it a point with my coping tips to look for the good things I can find.

Today I want to acknowledge some career things that I’m thankful for. Apart from my SQLServerCentral founding partners, I am really grateful for the closeness that I have with people at Redgate. My trips over there have netted many friends, thoughtful conversations, memorable events, and tight bonds. As I think back across the last decade, I realize just how many of them have influenced me in life across that time.

I miss being able to visit Cambridge, but I am thankful for the times I have gone and the memories I can call on until I can go back.

I hope you find some things that you are thankful for in your career, your job, your coworkers, or somewhere else. Take a moment and enjoy some of them today. If you don’t have enough, then start working to find a place where you can build some.

Steve Jones

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