Thanksgiving Approaches: How did you achieve your success and for what are you most thankful?

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    Nov 22, 2009 1:26 AM GMT

    I attribute my success to several things. The first is being able to work for an individual (and international company that started here in Atlanta actually) who on my second day in the office told me "you are wet behind the ears" and then gave me the opportunity to prove that. The second is coming to the realization that material wealth does not equate to success, though it is most often true that successful people achieve wealth.

    Be thankful guys. I am
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    Nov 22, 2009 1:35 AM GMT
    Very True,
    I'm thankful that my currant company approched me while i was working for the competition and asked me to take a meeting with them..I did and now i'm working for the # 1 best rated luxury hotel throughout the world....
    The company loves me, The guests love me, My coworkers love me to pieces and i'm thankful for what i have of course but even more thankful for what i dont have...
    Life is great........icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 22, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    Yes, gratitude to ATLTED for starting this off.

    For myself, I am grateful that I've found peace of mind. Actually it feels more like peace of mind was given to me as a gift, from God(or whatever we want to call IT).

    When I was 17 and thousands of miles from home for the year, and everything was going very, very badly; I considered ending my misery.

    Then I seemed to hear a voice. Either it was from my own personal Good Fairy(or God) offering me this suggestion: "Stop right now and name every person in your life who loves you and you love them."

    I did. Because Good Fairies are to be obeyed. And my self-pity was over. I got courageous and made the best of my living situation and the challenges.

    Ever since, I've named the names of the ones I love and I feel their love.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 22, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    I'm thankful that I bought my condo in 1996. If all else fails, I can sell it and survive on the profits. But, then, I'd have to either live in the park or move away.
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    Nov 22, 2009 3:56 AM GMT
    I am thankful for life. I haven't sick for years but I am very healthy,icon_cool.gif
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    Nov 22, 2009 4:59 AM GMT
    i have achieved success, because i didn't give myself any other option. i decided to be successful, and i defined success on my own terms. where one door closes i knock a hole in the wall and frame a new door to open.

    with that said, i am thankful for the family and friends who empowered me to feel i could live my life my own way.

    and i am definitely thankful to the universe that i was born in a peaceful nation where no one is poor or hungry and where the advanced and effective medical care that exists is available for everyone. no wait...

    at any rate i am thankful for my opportunities and the wisdom/guidance to take advantage of as many of them as possible.
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    Nov 22, 2009 12:01 PM GMT
    I'm thankful that I have a fantastic family that supports me, and some great family of choice.

    I'm thankful that I met my partner when I was 18, and that he supported me through my college years. And I'm thankful that we are celebrating 13 years this month. What an amazing thing!

    I'm thankful I found a career that I love and know that I am making a difference everyday, even if the pay isn't all that great (it was worth getting my college degree to wake up every morning and not hate my job).

    I'm thankful that we found two wonderful children to adopt, and that the process went smoothly.

    I'm thankful for my health, both physical and mental, that continues to sustain me through life's up's and downs.

    I try to think of what I'm thankful for everyday, because it's too easy to take life for granted.
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    Nov 22, 2009 1:08 PM GMT
    I am most thankful for two amazing and healthy kids that I have had the privilege of being Dad to for the last 16 and 14 years respectively. I'm grateful that I haven't completely screwed them up!!

    I'm also thankful for being able to enter this second chapter of my life with a newfound sense of peace and happiness, and being old and wise enough to really appreciate what a gift that is. I have a roof over my head, a nice TV, an iPod full of my favorite tunes, beginning a new relationship with a great guy, and the aforementioned offspring. What more do I need?

    Be thankful for the little stuff, because in the end, it won't matter how much money you made, or what title you had in your job. Happy Thanksgiving, all!
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    Nov 22, 2009 2:10 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI am thankful for clearly signed and freshly-painted intersections.

    Limited expectations are the key to happiness.
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    Nov 22, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
    I'm not sure about Success, though I'm grateful about the milestones I've reached. It's all about living one day at a time and setting priorities. What I'm grateful for is life, the people in it. There's a lot of ugliness in the world, but the beauty more than makes up for it.
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    Nov 22, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    I've scored way below my youthful expectations. And what little success I have had, mostly in the US Army, was the result of my parents. It was what they gave me, from my environment as a child to my very genes, that carried me forward, and so I'm thankful to them. I fear I underutilized my gifts, however, which anyone else could have exploited far beyond what I've done with them. I guess the one gene I lacked was the ambition gene.

    But I'm thankful for an interesting and varied life, that was seldom boring, that gives me the ability to tell endless stories, such as here on RJ and elsewhere. I've been many, many places, and done many, many things. Living a life of endless monotony as an adult was always my greatest fear as a child, and at least I did manage to avoid that fate.
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    Nov 22, 2009 3:09 PM GMT
    Spiritually, the most important thing I am thankful for is the gift of eternal life. Then, in a earthly sense, I am thankful for my health because my health allows me to do so much that I enjoy and I am also thankful for family and friends who are such a great blessing to me.