Every year on Thanksgiving, I post a blog entry about how lucky I am to have a job that lets me do what I love and get paid for it, and I thank you, the readers, for making up the About.com audience that allows me to do what I do.
This year there's a bit of a new dimension. Someone in my family has received a rather unpleasant diagnosis, and I'm going to be spending a lot of time with them in the future. So I'm extra-thankful to have a job that allows me to move around. As long as I have a car and an Internet connection, I'm in the office.
I've also been thinking a lot about the choices I've made in my own life. I don't make a lot of money -- I do okay, you won't see my family in line at the soup kitchen, but nor will you find us sunning ourselves aboard our yacht in the French Riviera. But I have a job I love; I get to travel a lot; I can spend time with the people who need me; and I get to spend the bulk of my waking hours talking about cars. I don't know if I'll l have a spectacular retirement, but I'm not sure how retirement could possibly get better than this.
For all of that, I am very, very thankful. And I recognize. that you -- yes, you, the person reading this blog entry -- you help make this possible.
Please accept my sincere gratitude and my wishes of health, happiness and success for you and yours in the coming year. -- Aaron Gold