It’s been enjoyable reading all the posts on what people are most thankful for. What am I thankful for most of all? I’m thankful that I’ve been lucky.
Now, I’m not discounting hard work and perseverance. But no amount of hard work can overcome a lack of good ole fashioned luck.
I’m lucky that I was born to good parents and have great sisters.
I’m lucky my family didn’t have to struggle to put food on the table.
I’m lucky that I was rejected from the music college at Arizona State and had to redirect my attention to business. (Oh, and that my college was paid for).
I’m lucky that I witnessed and participated in so many of Silicon Valley’s tech advancements.
I’m lucky that I met and married my husband who is supportive, kind, funny and handsome.
I’m lucky that I found a passion that led to a successful 10+ year old company that is still thriving. (go Smart Selling Tools!)
I’m lucky that I have an amazing team including Jennifer Wyne who smother our clients with love and attention.
I’m lucky that I met my Vendor Neutral co-founder and business partner, Dan Cilley and that we share a passion for entrepreneurship (whoever said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks hasn’t met Dan. I’ve learned a lot from him).
I’m lucky that I have met so many wonderful people who continue to encourage and inspire me (not the least of which are Gerhard Gschwandtner, Lori Richardson, and David Bauders).
I’m lucky that I’m lucky.
This Thanksgiving, I will count my blessings as we all do. I’ll be proud of how hard I work and what I’ve accomplished. Most of all, I will not forget the special role that luck has played in my well-being and happiness. What I wish most for humanity, is for a more equal distribution of luck.
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving.