It is that time of year when many of us are with family and friends; and we welcome the opportunity to gather around a bountiful feast and give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.
Over the next few days, as I participate in the activities of the season and give thanks to my family, friends, and business associates, I am also going to be thankful for the desire to make money. It is a good habit of thought to have and I am thankful I can foster this habit in you, my readers.
This time of year it is easy to be gloomy and feel down in the dumps. The fun times of Summer and Fall are over; the days are getting colder, it is feeling more like winter, and there is less sunshine each day because there are few and fewer hours of daylight.
Add to this our feeling that it has been a tough year (circa 2012) with several natural disasters and a toxic presidential election season here in the U.S. it is easy to be grumpy, full of anxiety, and in a state of flux.