Sunday Morning Soliloquy - Musings of an Urbanite: Thankgiving Eve...And, Yes, I am Thankful!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankgiving Eve...And, Yes, I am Thankful!


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I was reading various tweets tonight and people were commenting on what they were thankful for and it got me thinking...what am I thankful for?


I am not a religious person, I do not celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, therefore, Thanksgiving is really important to me. Not only is Thanksgiving important because of what it actually signifies, but also because it is the only "holiday" that I recognize in the winter season. So, while everyone else is out shopping and tis'ing the season, I am basically finished celebrating. I just sit around and wait for the New Year. Then, I sit around and wait for June because I live in Chicago where it can realistically snow through April.

So What Am I Thankful For?


  • Dior DiorSkin AirFlash Spray Foundation Medium Beige 300 I am very serious, do not laugh. This is THE BEST foundation make-up I have ever used in my life. If you try it, you will be shocked at how awesome you look!




  • While I am at it, I will also say that I am grateful for Dior Dior Bronze Sun Powder Spray -- because I am NOT tan. In the winter, I look like I am 1/2 dead, so I need bronzer!




  • As long as we're on the make-up track, I will just add ONE MORE amazing piece of make-up that I am thankful for! Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara I've been wearing mascara since 6th grade and this is by far the best.




  • I am grateful for my friend John Brady who works at Calumet Photo. I met Brady about 11 years ago when I used to shop at Wolf Camera on Chicago Avenue. I had taken on a project to commemorate the end of the millennium. I would take a roll of film (yes, kiddies, we used to take pictures on rolls of film) each month. I was using a disposable camera and Brady convinced me to buy an SLR. And just two weeks ago, Brady sold me my first DIGITAL SLR a Canon EOS Rebel T1i Body and Lens. The nice part is, my accessories from 10 years ago (Canon EF 70-300mm Lens, and my Canon Speedlite Flash) still work with this camera - even though they are SLR and not digital SLR! So I am also thankful for that!




  • I am also grateful for the ability to take gorgeous pictures like this one with my brand new camera! (Is this pic gorgeous? Maybe, or at least I think so)



  • Cactus in Cabo San Lucas


  • I am grateful for my friend @Mknox999 who has become my partner in almost all of my work endeavors. We met 20 years ago in college and over the past two years, Mike has turned into a close and trusted friend and my business partner. He came back into my life at a time when I needed him and our working relationship slowly grew into what it is today. I would not have chosen Mike to be my partner - the universe chose him for me and the universe was right!




  • On that note, I am grateful for shareasale.com and @jasonrubacky. I know it sounds funny but it wasn't until I started working with @jasonrubacky at shareasale.com that I really started to scratch the surface with affiliate marketing. I know I've only started to scratch the surface but I like the challenge.




  • I am grateful for the recession. Yeah, that is right, you heard me...I am thankful for the recession. It realigned my thinking. It gave me a new perspective and it refreshed my career. When I couldn't find a job, I picked up a new skill set (or two).




  • I am grateful for @diablo_guapo my close friend! Matt has been such a strong support system for me over the years, I could write an entire blog post about how grateful I am for that friendship.




  • I am OF COURSE grateful for my family! I love my mom, dad and brothers more than anything imaginable on this planet. There is nothing I wouldn't do to be close to them and I am so happy to have them (even though they sometimes make me mental).




  • I am grateful for all my other friends too. Not just Mike and Matt!




  • Howard Stern. I am always grateful for Howard Stern, for SIRIUS Radio and for anyone who dares to speak their mind and stand up and say something that others may not agree with!

  • Finally...I am grateful for TWITTER! I would say that it has changed my life. I mean, I loved MySpace and I love Facebook but not like I love my Twitter. And on that note, you should follow me -->> @leyla_a


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