Expressions of gratitude

The idea of Thanksgiving is to remember the things we have to be grateful for. For me, it is also the time to thank those that have helped me throughout the year. This isn’t as simple it sounds. Human nature is such that we tend to remember the bad things more easily than the good things. What’s more, we frequently become too busy or preoccupied and forget to say thanks. I also believe it is important to express our thanks one more time when the occasions warrant. All that said, I want to pass along a few thank yous. I want to thank my dear, loving parents for instilling in me honesty, integrity and a strong work ethic, among other traits. I want to thank my brothers, family and friends for their love and support. I want to thank my family and friends for their love and support as well. I want to thank my coworkers and some, not all, bosses and overseers for their help and guidance. I want to thank all those I have interviewed for articles for their time and insights. I want to thank all those who I use as resources. I want to thank those special people who I turn to for advice, guidance and wisdom. I want to thank that wrecker operator who came to my assistance for that roadside breakdown in the pouring rain and cold. I want to thank that anonymous person in line behind me at the checkout counter for giving me the 14 cents I needed to pay my bill so I wouldn’t have to break a $20 bill. And I want to thank you, the reader, for reading and commenting on my Fleet Maintenance Magazine blogs and columns. That means a great deal to me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. And as always, I welcome your comments and thoughts.