Thanksgiving is a family-favorite holiday as gratitude and a commitment to sharing are strong family values in the Ryan home. Giving thanks is one of our core beliefs and a practice we demonstrate every day. When I sit down on Thanksgiving, to enjoy a meal surrounded by my loved ones, I feel such gratitude to have all these wonderful people in my life and the chance to break bread with them. Every year, before we dig into our turkey and mashed potatoes, we go around the table first and let everyone share something they are grateful for this Thanksgiving. Today, I’m sitting at a virtual table with all of you and giving thanks.
I didn’t know what to expect when I began blogging. What I didn’t realize then, but certainly do now, is that you need to find your tribe. Your fellow bloggers with similar beliefs and goals. They become your online family. I didn’t expect to make such amazing friends who I am so grateful for their endless support and wisdom. I learn so much from you and you have made such a difference in my life.
I’d like to thank the following bloggers for their amazing support and friendship: Are Ya Gonna Eat That, Broke Millennial, Budget and The Beach, Budget Blonde, Cash Cow Couple, Cents and Sensibility, Club Thrifty, Color Me Frugal, Debt Roundup, Disease Called Debt, Eat Laugh Purr, Enemy of Debt, Eyes on the Dollar, Femme Frugality, Financially Blonde, Frugal Rules, Healthy Wealthy Income, LBee and The Money Tree, Living Richly Cheaply, Luke 1428, Making Sense of Cents, The Momiverse, Monster Piggy Bank, Not Now Mom’s Busy, , See Debt Run, Shoeaholic No More, Shop My Closet Project, Stacking Benjamins, The Broke and Beautiful Life, The Finance Girl, The Frugal Farmer, The Random Path, and Young Adult Money.
I know the moment this goes live, I will likely think of at least 10 more bloggers I forgot to mention. Please forgive me if your name is not on the list, but know it’s in my heart and mind. Thank you for helping improve financial literacy around the world.
I’d also like to extend a personal thank you to the readers of The Heavy Purse. You are the reason why I do this. Thank you for making financial literacy a part of your day. We all live such busy lives and it is easy to put off improving your own financial lives and/or teaching money life skills to your kids. Your commitment to educating yourself and your children will change your family’s life. Being able to make thoughtful, value-based decisions with your money is key to money happiness. By demonstrating and teaching this to your kids, you are putting them on the path to success.
On behalf of your kids, I thank you for being good financial role models and helping improve financial literacy, one child at a time. You’ve given them a priceless gift.
I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and a chance to give thanks for all your blessings.
What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving?