Happy Thanksgiving to our US listeners. Canada has its Thanksgiving about 6 weeks earlier. That’s because our growing season is shorter than the US with our more northern climate.

The concept of Thanksgiving exists in most cultures around the world.

The Harvest Festival of Thanksgiving does not have an official date in the United Kingdom; however, it is traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the harvest moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox.

Japanese Thanksgiving is called Kinrou Kansha no Hi and this year it fell on November 23 earlier this week.

Traditionally, the concept of thanksgiving is rooted in thanking for the bountiful harvest.

Some people are grumbling that they can’t get together with family during this time due to the pandemic. Some are grumbling that they can’t travel. If that’s your experience, it’s because you have an expectation that differs from the current reality.

I am present to that which I’m enormously thankful for. I take the time each day to pause and reflect on what I’m grateful for.

I’m grateful for my health, for my family. I’m grateful for waking up next to my loving wife every morning. She is a source of love, support, inspiration, sage advice, and the occasional poke when I’ve got it wrong.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this world in a meaningful and positive way. I’m grateful for the journey that this life has given me so far. Has it been perfect? No.

I’m grateful for the support of my team members who are genuinely working to pick up the slack for the benefit of moving the projects forward. I’m grateful for their skill when we’re working with outside clients as well. I’m grateful for our investors who have put their trust in us. We’re working tirelessly to protect their investments.

I’m grateful to you the listener for dedicating a few minutes so we can spend time together every day.

I’m grateful to those of you who have reached out to me for help with your projects. I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute. In several cases we’ve saved families from financial ruin. Those opportunities are particularly gratifying.

We actually get approached on a regular basis is to provide consulting for investors and sponsors who are having trouble with their projects. These requests have been so regular that we’ve decided to expand our business so that we’re properly equipped to provide excellent service, rather than just casually helping out on an exception basis.  We have formalized our Consulting Division. It turns out that the needs of our consulting clients are often the same as for our own business.

Frankly when we find and fix a problem that the client didn’t even know they had, that makes for a very good day. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help aspiring developers get to the next level.

We’re not making any formal announcements at this point about the launch of the consulting division. That will come before the end of the year.  Have a wonderful thanksgiving