“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
A lot of us at this time of year reflect on what has happened in our lives and in the months preceding Thanksgiving in a sort of self-assessed audit to see just where we are at in our lives. And that’s a good thing because you won’t know where you are going unless you know where you have been.
Having said that, for all of us here at Beato’s Blog we wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving as we reflect back on all the people and organizations that have supported us and helped us throughout the year. There are so many. Additionally, our various guests on the blog have been gracious, understanding, and interesting and we also truly appreciate all the positive feedback that a lot of you have bestowed upon us.
For me personally, I am very thankful for my partners in Fred Beato and Steve Martinho. Sometimes people will ask just what do we all do and of course, our job is to report about you and not about us. But maybe this one time we can make an exception.
For me, I tend to look back and recast my recollection of difficult times that looking at them today, were not so bad. In fact, I would not have had it any other way. For example, the loud train whistle that unexpectedly and rudely interrupted a great phone interview Steve and I had with a guest wasn’t the end of the world.
Or the time when Fred and I plugged in a piece of equipment for an interview and it suddenly went up in smoke much to our chagrin as well as that of our onlooking guest for the interview. Yes, I can now say those were the fun times.
But there were also some pretty serious and moving experiences that all three of us shared together too. Like when we saw a guest’s eyes light up at a question about him or her personally or about a topic that no one ever really took the time to ask about. Or when we were able to bring attention to a situation or event after we were asked for our help in getting the word out. Yes, I can now say those were satisfying and rewarding times.
Like any other business, we also had our struggles and disagreements too, like any good relationship.
But all in all we have a lot to be thankful for and that really starts with you. So, for that all three of us simply wanted to say “thank you” and wish you and your family or loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful–indeed so thankful–for a lot and that’s because of you and all you have done for us. Happy Thanksgiving.