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what are you thankful for on this thanksgiving holiday?

By Erik Folgate

This is kind of a cliche questoin, but I think it’s important to remember what the holidays are about, since it usually gets overshadowed by Black Friday, cooking way too much food, and chatting with crazy family members.  Did you take time this past thursday and this weekend to reflect on what you are most thankful for this year? 

Thanksgiving is usually the holiday that I take the time to reflect on what is most important to me.  I am a Christian, so the Christmas holiday is more spiritual for me and I spend more time thinking about God and the art of giving.  Thanksgiving is dedicated to reflect on the year that is almost over and re-prioritize my life.  It is insanely easy to get wrapped up in the start of the holiday shopping and trying to find the best deal on an LCD TV rather than spend time trying to learn from this year’s past mistakes and remembering those accomplishments and memories with loved ones that make life meaningful. 

So what are you most thankful for this year?  I am most thankful that my marriage is growing, good health, a family that loves me, and a mind full of goals and aspirations that are starting to fall in place.  I’d love to hear what you thought about this holiday that made you thankful to be alive. 

Erik Folgate
Erik and his wife, Lindzee, live in Orlando, Florida with a baby boy on the way. Erik works as an account manager for a marketing company, and considers counseling friends, family and the readers of Money Crashers his personal ministry to others. Erik became passionate about personal finance and helping others make wise financial decisions after racking up over $20k in credit card and student loan debt within the first two years of college.

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