10 Things I am Grateful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by: Bryce Quayle
  • November 26, 2013
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Ben-Franklin-Close-UpLet’s just acknowledge right up front that I am extremely thankful for having the luck and fortuity of having a wonderful family, great friends, smart and fun colleagues, and engaging clients.  Perhaps that should be enough for me, but there are some other things in life for which I am also thankful. Here are 10 that come to mind:




10. Dark roasted coffee that thankfully helps me become human every morning.

9.  My iPad that I was sure I did not want or need, but that now I take with me everywhere.

8.  “The Sopranos” which I plan to watch…again, from the start.

7.  The cancellation of my 1pm meeting, without which I would not have had the time to write this (and besides, there is no greater gift than time).

6.  The ability to watch Netflix movies while on my elliptical machine, because without Netflix, I would never be on my elliptical machine.

5.  The movie Diner, that for some reason has become one of my favorite movies of all time. (“If you don’t have good dreams, Bagel, you got nightmares.”)

4.  Ben Franklin who was about the most awesome founding father we could ask for.

3.  Amazon.com which has permanently and demonstrably changed how I buy stuff.

2.  Italy which has been my home away from home since I was 19 years old.

1.  Bacon – need I say more?



Categories: Leadership
  • Aine
    November 27, 2013
    Bryce, great top 10 list and thanks for including me. Let's not overlook #2 - Italy and the great food, cheese and wine that trump bacon. Happy Thanksgiving
  • Kimberly
    November 27, 2013
    I totally agree about Netflix, it gets me on my treadmill! And well bacon...that goes without saying!
  • Chris
    November 26, 2013
    What I loved most about this post was the deep insights into Bacon. Bacon is a very emotional product that really offers a lot to the world and I feel like you captured a lot of the more complex features of Bacon itself in your post (specifically the fact that it exist). I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts Bryce on Bacon as it continues its dominance as the most beloved food on the plate in front of me.
  • Abigail
    November 26, 2013
    What a great list, Bryce! And I have to wholeheartedly agree with #10 :)
  • Joan
    November 26, 2013
    Ben Franklin is my favorite Founding Father, too, and I am not even from Pennsylvania!!
  • eric
    November 26, 2013
    where is the +1 button? this was great ... Happy Thanksgiving everyone
  • EJA
    November 26, 2013
    Great piece, Bryce.
  • joanne
    November 26, 2013
    We are all thankful for bacon!

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