I Owe Many Thanks in 2010

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to do some, well, thanks giving today. I have a lot of things to be thankful for and I really don’t express my thanks often enough so when the Calendar tells me to, I have no excuse.

This year, my life has changed in so many ways. This little space of mine has grown quite a bit and I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful for all of you that drop by, read and comment around this place.

I’m thankful to live in this country that I take for granted day in and day out. I complain about help care, cost of living, inflation and the general costs I am plagued with every day, when in fact I am lucky to have those costs as in another country I may not be as fortunate and I could be plagued with something more serious such as…the plague.

On top of living in this country with so many freedoms that I can take advantage of without having to have earned them myself by fighting in wars past, I live in a time with unprecedented opportunities. In the past, there has never been so many options for work, or not work, of food, of drink, of where to live, or of what to do. While unemployment is way up, in theory, I could work completely out of my home taking advantage of the work that is available online.

There are companies whose sole purpose is to facilitate the connection between me, an online entrepreneur, and investors, businesses and those who need freelance staff to get things done. I can take advantage of that if I wanted to.

It is possible that when my kids grow up and want to start working, they too can do whatever they want. My daughter could create videos of herself doing dance performances, post them on the free site YouTube ad get picked up by talent scouts to be in a movie or be a back up dancer for some celebrity. That kind of thing was not even possible in the past but happens more often than you may think now.

My other daughter could decide she wants to attend law school, and she could do it completely from the comfort of her own home while also working in the field of her choice because the online school grants her the flexibility of working on school work whenever she can. Schools have never been so flexible.

My soon to be born son could come up with a brilliant idea that could change and simplify the way we do something today. He could create a business plan, put up a website, and get the ball rolling on his business without the slightest bit of outside help if he wanted to. Starting a business has never been so simple and inexpensive.

With opportunities abound, countless methods to educate ones self, thousands of websites looking for talent, and Internet speeds ever increasing so that everything just keeps getting faster and more efficient, this really is an amazing world we live in today.

I’m so thankful for the time and place that I live in and I really need to realise that more than just once a year. So let me thank all of you again for visiting and making some of my dreams true, and let me just thank God, Thomas Edison, and all those that were involved in creating the Internet as it has propelled our world, the technology industry, and human creativity itself into the future that is today. Thanks

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» Jonathan MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { Nov 29, 2010 - 10:11:00 }

good one,

» Jonathan MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { Nov 29, 2010 - 11:11:00 }

good one, jess.

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