Dear 2018, We give thanks!

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It’s that time of the year again, yeah you guessed it (or maybe not) Thanksgiving is here!!! Oh well if there’s one thing I would take from American culture, it would be Thanksgiving. Of course it is not a holiday here is SA and I didn’t grow up celebrating it, but I just find the idea of taking a moment to reflect on one’s year, one’s actions, relationships, work, plans; all that in a spirit of giving thanks for the wins (or losses) is simply powerful.

So what am I grateful for?

2018 has been quite a challenging year, yet equally rewarding. Business has been tough, we’ve lost of few clients or should I say we dodged a few bullets; I learnt to let go of some people in my team (not my favourite thing to do), experienced loss of loved ones and almost got scammed by a shady investor (yeah I will share the story some day). Yet by God’s grace here I stand. I visited a new country this year, launched a new business venture, we welcomed our baby girl and I am healthy.

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My thank you jar

Last year I came across a”grateful jar” pin on Pinterest; someone had the brilliant idea a writing down what they are thankful for on any given day and place the piece of paper in a jar to be opened at the end of the year. I loved it and decided to try it out this year; I must say I probably skipped a few moments but my jar is full and not only of big wins but small ones too, moments that I might have skipped otherwise.

So much happens in 365 days and personally this little exercise has helped me stay positive, keep the faith and remain hopeful for greater days ahead.

 

xo,

T

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