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Giving Thanks

It's the time of year when we take a few moments to think about what we are grateful for. Besides, family, friends and my health, I am particularly grateful that there are differences in the generations. Think of how boring life would be if we were all the same.

I am grateful that my children are learning how to use computers before they have mastered the art of cursive writing. Why? Because I am quite proficient with my cursive handwriting. It's the technology piece that I could use a bit of help with. So much so that I just purchased a new Mac and have signed up for lessons so I can figure out how to be one of those happy Mac users I see in the commercials.

I am grateful that The Traditionalists have kept us grounded through this recession. Many have been raised during the depression and are there to remind us that we will survive this recession, even if we have to drive our three-year old car one more year.

I'm thankful that the Gen Xer's are waiting patiently for the Boomers to retire so they can experience the view from the corner office. I believe these employees are forcing Boomers to continue to play their "A" game.

I am thankful that I am a Boomer. All those years competing to make it in this world have made me what I am today. Now if I could just chill out a bit, I would be able to achieve work/life balance.

May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't forget to save room for dessert!

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