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Budget Cuts, Job Losses, Company Closings, Home Foreclosures... Giving Thanks for What?

Posted By Guy Timberlake, The American Small Business Coalition, LLC, Sunday, November 14, 2010
Although It May Not Seem Like It For Many of Us,
Personally I Will Be Dishing Out a Bunch of Thanks This Season.

It's tough out there right now. Job losses, unemployment benefits running out, too many folks underwater in their mortgages or worse, have lost their homes altogether. How many folks do you know personally or one-off who have been out of work for close to a year? More?

 Be careful if you watch the nightly news or else you might need therapy in order to bring yourself back up.

With all of this going on, their is still plenty to be thankful for, at least in my book.

I know we just celebrated Veteran's Day, but I cannot even begin to express my thanks to the men and women of our military who won't be home to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families because of the jobs they have volunteered to do.

As a new father, having our freedoms and homeland protected takes on a whole different meaning every time I look at our little girl.

I'm very thankful to my team at Shock Trauma.

Were it not for them, I would probably still be sidelined (in the hospital) and undergoing tests and procedures trying to determine what was going on and how to treat it. Believe me when I tell you that two weeks was more than enough!

I am incredibly thankful to Maggie's parents for their support and flexibility during a really, really tough time.

Our staff and the many volunteers who carried the ball for our annual conference while I was out and Maggie was being my support are another reason I am thankful.

For my friend, business partner, wife and mother of our daughter, I will be giving thanks for having her in my life, forever. The things she has taken on her shoulders as far as our family and our business and never missing a beat, absolutely incredible!

I hope each of you has a few things that will help get your head above the mire of the every day dread as I do.

On behalf of the staff and members of The American Small Business Coalition, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families!


Guy Timberlake
Chief Visionary and CEO

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