Posts From November, 2015

Much to be thankful for 

(Giving thanks this Thanksgiving Day)
Posted by Rick Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:51:00 PM

As this post goes out on November 18, we are just a week from Thanksgiving Day, a national holiday that basically ushers in the Christmas season.  We are, in my opinion, smack-dab in the middle of the Big 3 holiday season:  the season that starts off light with Halloween, works its way to Thanksgiving and then ends with a huge bang with Christmas.  New Years is just the "bonus track" that you get with the Big 3.  As I looked back on what is now becoming a very quick 2015, I realized that there really is a lot to be thankful for.  On a personal note, my father was in recovery from strokes suffered late last year and the year was much better for him as he continues to heal and recover.  We did lose a family member early in the year (RIP Sister Rosie) as well as a friend of mine from Ambit (RIP Denise) but all in all, a family wedding, a fantastic vacation, my first Scout camp with my son and a bunch of positive family accomplishments, and I become one of those folks that has a TON to be thankful for. From a work perspective, sales were steady and good all year long, so add some more to the thankful bin!  So, what about you?  Have you taken a look at your thankful list?  First of all, if you are reading this, be thankful for the life you have.  Family?  Low to no debt?  Healthy children?  Healthy parents?  No fighting with the siblings?  Working steady?  Hey, this is the time of year that you can cleanse your palate of anything that might not have gone your way this year and move into the holiday season on an uptick.  I firmly believe that is what Thanksgiving is for--giving you the opportunity to thank God for all that you have thus far in the year and in life, and giving you the chance to move into the holidays to spend a little quality time with family, friends and loved ones.  Because, as you know, it will not be long until 2016 comes knocking at your door, asking for a new set of resolutions, a new set of hopes and another pipeline of dreams.

On a sour note, we at CBM Business Machines send out our sincerest of sympathies to the people of France.  They have now become the target of terror attacks and unfortunately, these attacks have jarred memories of 9/11 for we Americans.  We stand by you through your sufferings, and we back you wholeheartedly as you join our forces to battle the enemy that hides in the shadows.  May God bless you all in your endeavors and may the new year bring you renewed hope that terrorism can be snuffed out for good.


I, along with my fellow comrades here at CBM Business Machines, wish you all a very happy, healthy and restful Thanksgiving.  Until next month....