It's almost time to take a few steps away from the busy-ness of work and normal day-to-day life to reflect upon those people, things, experiences, and other gifts for which we are truly thankful. Life can be stressful at times and I often lament that I don't get paid nearly what I should, but I'm thankful that I have a job and one that provides me with a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. I still mourn the loss of people who've meant something to me, whether they've passed away or just grown distant, but I am thankful that I ever had them in my life at all. Lessons learned the hard way are still learned, good examples of growth. Life is never perfect, but often good, so be thankful for all the many things you have to be thankful for and spend some time this holiday thinking more about what is good in your life than what stresses you out at work or elsewhere.