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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

Comments
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.
For that, WE ALL THANK YOU, AARON!!!

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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