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Every Day is Thanksgiving!

Why wait for one day a year to give thanks?  Don't be a turkey.

I've got "My Gratitude List" posted right in front of my computer where I can see it everyday and reflect on it each and every day.

My Gratitude List

Here's what I am grateful for:

  • God's presence in my life.
  • Being born and raised in the United State of America
  • My freedom and the men and women who fight to maintain it.
  • My education; my parents who treasured and paid for it; and the teachers who taught it.
  • My health and the privileges it affords me.
  • My wonderful wife who surrounds me with beauty, support, loyalty, and admiration every day and enjoys our mutual journey of growth.
  • My home with gives me stability and security.
  • My quest for learning and knowledge about life and the world.
  • My opportunities which abound for the taking.
  • My family and friends who care about me.
  • My clients who trust me.
  • My unique and exquisite experiences and memories.

Tomorrow is another day to look back upon the past year and express thanks for the many blessings. 

Thank you to everyone who's been a part of my life this year!  You are greatly appreciated.

Thanks & please pass the white meat, stuffing and gravy...


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Comment balloon 34 commentsBrian Block • November 27 2008 11:32AM


Brian, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

Posted by Christopher Bonta, Realtor, Integrity and Honesty (The Bean Group) over 9 years ago

Brian - Great List.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by Rosalinda Morgan, "The Rose Lady" over 9 years ago

Brian-what no pumpkin pie?  Enjoy a Thanksgiving!

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 9 years ago

Brian - Have a great Thanksgiving and I'm glad to know you!

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Last year each of our team members wrote each morning something they were grateful for, and then we used many of them on the Thanksgiving card we sent out.

Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 9 years ago


And well prioritized in my opinion! And you have enriched our lives as well!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brian - Good deal, that's leaves more dark meat for me! I'm thankful for getting to meet you and spend time with you twice this year.

Posted by Tom Plant ( over 9 years ago

Brian - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  I have so many things to be thankful for this year and getting to know you is one of them! 

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) over 9 years ago

Wonderful list Brian.


I'm thankful for all I have.

I'm thankful for friends like you.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 9 years ago


Great list! The way you have prioritized this list is the key to success!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by Len Hart, Associate Broker (REMAX Advantage Realty) over 9 years ago

Brian - that is indeed a beautiful list of things we can all be thankful for! Have a wonderful day with your family!!!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

Brian - so true... each of us have so much to be thankful for... life is indeed beautiful : )  Have a great holiday weekend.

Posted by Christopher and Stephanie Somers - Realtors - Philadelphia Real Estate (Realtor / Owner - RE/MAX Access) over 9 years ago

Terrific list...thanks for sharing.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) over 9 years ago

Brian - I'm trying to pass you the white meat, stuffing and gravy, but apparently FEDex and UPS are closed today.  Have a great Thanksgiving Day my friend!  :-)  (I'll pass you the leftovers...if there are any...LOL)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Director of Education & Industry Outreach at eXp Realty & RE Tech Campus) over 9 years ago

Brian, it is true, we need to be grateful everyday. It justs helps to have that one day set aside to remember to do so. Such a pleasure to get to meet you this year.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 9 years ago

Hi Brian

You have an outstanding gratitude list, may 2009 be everything you want it to be.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 9 years ago

Excellent and true post, Brian.  Everyday that you open your eyes is a day to be thankful for.  So much in this life is taken for granted.  We need to stop and be thankful.

Posted by Kris Kombrink ~ The Kombrink Team (RE/MAX Excels - Chicago's Western Suburbs) over 9 years ago

I love how you are posting this so you can reflect on it each day!  So easy to get caught up in the mundane and forget what we have... What a great idea to do that!

Posted by Myra Spano, Real Estate Broker (BHHS Towne Realty) over 9 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving Brian....that is an excellent gratitude list and you are absoulutely right..we all need one for the entire year.

Posted by Sonja Adams (Samson Proprties) over 9 years ago

Every Day is Thanksgiving!

Why wait for one day a year to give thanks?  Don't be a turkey.

I've got "My Gratitude List" posted right in front of my computer where I can see it everyday and reflect on it each and every day.

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Hi Brian,

Thank you for an excellent reminder.  I'm going to borrow your idea, plus pass it along to my family and friends.  We should all have an attitude of gratitude.

Now please pass the dark meat and the cranberry sauce.  :)



Posted by Not Yet Licensed over 9 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving! It's been a long day and I'm looking forward to sleeping!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes - (Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Brian - Happy Thanksgiving!  What a great reminder.  Every day is a good day to reflect on our blessings.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Brian, hope you're having a great Thanksgiving!  Geeze, I'm stuffed!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Brian... Not only such a wonderful list, but that we should be thankful more than just on Thanksgiving... but question, you didn't have Active Rain on your list.....  ;o( 

Hey, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.... even though I am late to the party.

jeff belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 9 years ago

Brian:  Great list.  But... if I were you... I'd re-write it... changing the order to put your wife either in first place... or at the very worst... in second place.  Just a word to the wise... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 9 years ago

Boy you sure did sum that up in a nutshell!  And you are so right....why wait until one day in the year...let's be thankful year long!

Thanks for some serious Thankfulness!


Posted by Debbie Hutchins over 9 years ago

Brian-What a great list. Hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) over 9 years ago


It sure is much easier to have the good happen when you remember daily to be happy for the good you already have.

Posted by Rebecca Levinson, Real Estate Marketing and Online Advertising Consultant (Real Skillz-Clear Marketing for Your Real Estate Vision) over 9 years ago


Very well said sir with all of your priorities in the right order.  Well maybe the turkey and dressing could have moved up a little.. ;-)

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Your post is a great reminder of what is truly important. Thanks Brian!

Posted by Allison Stewart, St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904 (St.Cloud Homes ) over 9 years ago

Great post. We must all count our blessings each and every day.  We have a unique opportunity to shape and change the world.

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (RE/MAX Paramount Properties) over 9 years ago


Congrats on the well deserved feature...i love the word gratitude...we earn nothing but are blessed with an endless list...great job!

Posted by Tim Ludemann over 9 years ago

Brian - Thanks for reminding us of the things many take for granted.  A few months back I sat down and wrote a list that looks much like yours.  In the midst of a self-centered and busy world, it does us well to stop & reflect upon our many blessings.  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by Tim Fox (Jones and Jordan Realty Pros) over 9 years ago

You are right. Just because Thanksgiving is over does not mean we should quit be thankful each and every day. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 9 years ago