100 Things I am Thankful for the 6th Edition

With 150,000+ miles in the air this year, I have good deal to be thankful for.   So on to 2012’s 100 things I’m thankful for so far this year.


  1. Any day I’m home chilling with family.
  2. Any day I learn something new.
  3. That my Facebook stream has returned to kitten photos and non-political memes.
  4. That I’ve resisted the temptation to buy the iPad mini
  5. That I still find joy in watching Paul Blart: Mall Cop with my kids for the 132nd time
  6. That I wake up excited and go to bed fulfilled.
  7. That I was able to finally catch up with Eric this year – 3 years is too long.
  8. The way Hadrian slowly wakes up every morning.
  9. That Kevren and Dijouri are setting and achieving their goals already
  10. A night of a full 8 hours of sleep regardless of time zone considerations.
  11. Lunch with Jake
  12. A morning walk
  13. Cooking Sunday breakfast just like my Dad did when I was a kid.
  14. Soup!
  15. That I’ve been able to use Delta award tickets to fly my family in for the holidays.
  16. Catching up on TV on a dreary day
  17. When kindness trumps the “hurriedness” of life.
  18. The day I realized that you can really enjoy a Saturday without the internet.
  19. Angry Birds Star Wars
  20. A user interface that doesn’t require a companion video
  21. That I still believe most people are kind and mean well
  22. When I go places where the dollar is still a strong currency
  23. Random phone discussions with John
  24. Opportunities to talk about markets.
  25. The days when I get to use my geography skills beyond reading a map.
  26. Sour Cream ice cream with bacon dust sprinkled on it.
  27. That I found a nice Italian restaurant right here in Canton!
  28. The kids are growing up to be fun little people all around.
  29. Engaging discussions with the folks I work with
  30. A good vegetarian dish on a hotel room service menu.
  31. Days when I actually have time to blog.
  32. That my parents are still around and willing to lend a hand and provide insight.
  33. Instagram’s new profile pages
  34. Layovers I can actually enjoy
  35. Sunsets that fall into the horizon over a mountain or an ocean.
  36. Working with a bunch of professionals
  37. Any opportunity where I can teach someone something
  38. Waffle house breakfast with the family
  39. Medallion Qualifying Miles
  40. That I actually finished a book I should have read a long time ago.
  41. That everyday I have the opportunity to help solve problems
  42. Cloudy days which make for a good movie day.
  43. Falling asleep before the plane takes off.
  44. Watching live music with friends
  45. My fence which keeps the dogs from running around the neighborhood.
  46. Naps
  47. A cold unsweet tea on a hot North Georgia day.
  48. Corn mazes
  49. The cloud messaging from Apple.
  50. Any chance I get to catch a baseball game.
  51. A cold Fat Tire
  52. A good bottle of reasonably priced wine.
  53. That all my kids take every opportunity to learn new thing
  54. The team at Pragmatic Marketing
  55. Traveling to new places – I got to see South Korea and Thailand this year!
  56. Not having to travel for Thanksgiving this year – five years in a ROW!
  57. Each time I read a quote which just makes me think
  58. Every time I get the opportunity to have a thoughtful discussion
  59. Dinner with friends
  60. That most days I have no surprises and when I do, I’m up for them
  61. On time departures
  62. Cooking dinner with Emily for friends and family
  63. Every time I catch a Back to the Future marathon
  64. When the coffee maker in my hotel room actually works and doesn’t only have decaf!
  65. Every chance to catch up with those folks I’ve been hanging out with for the last decade
  66. The Kindle App – reading is fun
  67. My Sirius subscription has changed my ride to the airport
  68. The two product managers from DirectTV who showed me how to really view TV Anywhere!
  69. All the people that help me along the way in life.
  70. When I find a nugget of information I wouldn’t have thanks to folks I follow on Facebook or Twitter
  71. Anita who kindly volunteers to watch our kids so Em and I can have a life
  72. Catching up with folks IRL when I’m on the road.
  73. Any chance to take a ride in the country side on a saturday afternoon.
  74. That my mom understands when I forgot to give her a call on her birthday because I was on the road. Thx mom!
  75. Every time we random into a music festival.
  76. Google Maps, I refuse to update my iPhone.
  77. Being able to watch the same Mentalist three days in a row and never make it to the end. zzzzzzz
  78. The active Product Camp community.
  79. Any time I can get a cab in Manhattan at 5 PM
  80. DVR’s
  81. Every chance I get to play a game of pool
  82. Pinochle
  83. Neil Young on the iPod
  84. Opportunity to almost serve on a jury this year.
  85. That Gallaher’s isn’t really closing – maybe.
  86. The view of PHX from the Marriott Buttes.
  87. Golfing in the rain
  88. Woodworking projects
  89. A speedy internet connection at the Delta sky club
  90. Finding a new connection thanks to a re-tweet
  91. Math is just math
  92. No need to buffer streamed TV
  93. My creative and fun wife, Emily
  94. Anytime I get the chance to see someone practicing their craft.
  95. Command Hooks
  96. Doggie Doors
  97. Long term plans which come together in the end
  98. Sleeping kids
  99. That my twins are doing ok at the whole driving thing.
  100. A good haircut


Have a great and safe Thanksgiving!


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