December 23, 2015

Thank You 2015

 I am a very lucky man.

In 2015, I celebrated 20 years of a truly wonderful marriage. Some people struggle to find 20 consecutive days of blissful matrimony.

In 2015, I watched our goats turn 12-, 10- and 8-years old. Some parents are tragically forced to say goodbye to an offspring far too early.

In 2015, I wrote a 93,000 word book, scrapped it, and then wrote another book consisting of 70,000 words. Some writers never get the chance to receive feedback and guidance like I did to make the end result far better.

In 2015, I traveled >100,000 miles on an airplane visiting places such as the Great Barrier Reef, La Jolla, Copenhagen, Regina, Cambridge/Oxford and Montreal. Some people never have the chance to leave their own city.

In 2015, I was given the chance to share my thoughts on a stage over 50 times to audiences across three different continents, including another TED. Some people are never asked to speak once, but have far better ideas than me.

In 2015, I ate three well-balanced meals every day of the year. There are far too many in the world who do not enjoy such a luxury.

In 2015, I suffered no major ailments or health related issue. But, there are many within my own networks that did.

In 2015, I had the opportunity to interact with hundreds of professionals and people, learning about new ideas, concepts and knowledge. Many people do not possess such a way of life.

Thank you 2015, for I am a very lucky man.

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