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Aaron Gold

Thanksgiving thankfulness, family edition

By November 22, 2012

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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

November 22, 2012 at 10:12 pm
(1) Hawaiian Don says:

On behalf of myself and I hope many other readers, I would like to express our appreciation for creating a forum where we can share opinions, ideas and experiences. Your site has an awesome “comfort zone” that makes everyone feel welcome, regardless of automotive acumen.

November 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm
(2) Steve in GA says:

Amen, Don.

And Aaron, I hope your family member gets over their difficulties quickly.

November 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm
(3) George in Ohio says:

I can’t say it any better than Don. You run a great blog for a lot of people, Aaron. THANKS for a job very well done. And I hope your family member’s situation improves!

November 26, 2012 at 8:01 am
(4) Eric says:

Great blog, Aaron, and I only wish I could find a job like yours!!

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