Hey! It is THAT time of the year when we HAVE to be grateful. It is like we have to drop everything else that we are doing and say thanks for what we have. Overall, it is a good thing. A great thing.
We can all be grateful for the things that we have around us and that we take for granted. For one, I am grateful for my good health, and my families, the love they show for me, and also, the dog! So this is one thing you can do as well. Be grateful for the sun, for running water, for pure air, for no more masks!
Or, perhaps you are one of the very fortunate who have something big and very good to say thanks for. I am afraid 2022 is not the year when most of us will do that.
Then there are things that we can be grateful for that they didn’t go worse. So before we all take off to stuff ourselves with turkey, here are a few to help you with your gratitude list:
- The company you work for was not bought out by Elon. Working for a genius can be exhausting. Especially if the genius is angry that he got stuck with a $40B lemon, or, well, bird. It does not help either if the genius does not have a single drop of humility nor compassion.
- You haven’t been a victim of ransomware. Having your data where it should be, and your bitcoins just dropping in value, but in your own wallet, is great.
- There is a tremendous buying opportunity in crypto. Speaking about Bitcoin, it is like 2017 again. (This is not financial advice, blah, blah, blippity blah. Please.)
- Free upgrades. You still have your old iPhone, but you got a lot of software upgrades for free. Incredible features that can still run on an old iPhone X.
- Ageism that works in your favor. If you are more than 40 years old, you don’t have to deal with new social media stuff, Like TikTok or Snap, or Discord, or Signal, you can just ignore them. Maybe, judging how things are going at Twitter, we’ll just have to learn how to use Mastodon.
- Some TV channels are still free. In the middle of the streaming wars, and when everything becomes a paid app, PBS is still free. Sad is that we forgot is there, and we don’t watch it.
- Expensive but easy. If you are part of the middle class, after the latest tax reform, you’re still carrying the blunt of the budget, but your tax return got easier to fill.
So there you go. Seven things you can chose to add (or not) to your gratitude list. As of myself, I feel grateful that I can count on you on having read this far, and to consider you a friend. Thank you!