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Giving Thanks – Looking At The Good Things In Life

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011

In times of economic uncertainty, not to mention whatever else is going on in your life, it is sometimes easy to easy to walk by all the good things in life. Sure I am an optimist but even so there are many reasons to give thanks, the good things in life that for whatever reason we tend to ignore in favor of worry or concern or fear.

How about living in a great country for starters. I know, you look around and you can find a lot of things wrong. What about the good things? Travel outside the country for example and come back and tell me when you have found a better place. One where you can still start a business, grow it, and own it, and pass it one to your family. Or how about land ownership, where you have clear title to the land under your feet forever? Or the ability, actually the right, to speak your mind, or write a blog or an article or shout out on a street corner. Or vote,  that wonderful ability to vote out those you dislike and vote in those you like. Or safety, or a GDP greater than zero, or UNITED states vs states held loosely together in an economic charade, or a land so great the world still wants to immigrate here, or citizens who serve the country in so many ways, some who actually give their lives for our great land. Hmmm, seems like a lot to be thankful for.

Now what about your own life? I know what I am thankful for – a great wife, a great family, a chance to make a difference in the lives of others, sports and working out and health and a wonderful bunch of friends.

Be thankful. Sure times are tough and there is a lot wrong, but so much to be thankful for. Do not walk by the good stuff, especially today.

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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.

What do you have to be thankful for today?