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A Thanksgiving Message of Gratitude

A Thanksgiving Message

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 Am Grateful for My Blogging Friends

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 Am Grateful for You

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.

Happy Thanksgiving

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?

Shannon

November 23, 2015  •  22 Comments  •  The Heavy Purse

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  1. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Thank you, Shannon!! You are amazing and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You have inspired me and helped me change careers. I appreciate you so much!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Natalie! I'm so glad that I could be of help as you pursue your new career. I know you're going to help so many people with their finances. :) I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
  2. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Awwww, thanks so much for including me, Shannon. You are one of the bloggers that first impacted me when we started on our journey, and continues to impact me and challenge me to do my best. Thank you for that. :-) And have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving with your family!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Laurie! I'm so glad that I've had an impact on you, Laurie, as you have made an impact on my life too! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family too!
  3. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Awe I'm grateful for you too Shannon, and all the support you've given me over the years I've been blogging! Someday we'll meet up in person!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Tonya! I appreciate your support as well! Hopefully, we'll get a chance to connect soon!
  4. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    I'm thankful for you too Shannon and we are on the same wavelength today because I shared my thanks on my blog. I love taking this time of year to reflect on the goodness in life and give thanks for it. We have enough challenges going on right now so it's important to keep gratitude front of mind now more than ever. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      It is so important to keep gratitude front and center and I really enjoyed your piece on gratitude too. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  5. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Thanks for including me Shannon - I'm thankful for you as well and your message. I'm thankful for my family foremost as well as my health. Hope you and the family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, John! I always appreciate your support! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
  6. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Thanks for including me Shannon! I'm really glad we've gotten know each other better. I'm so thankful for my blogging friends too.
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Cat! I am so grateful to all of my blogging friends too!
  7. Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    Wow so honored to be mentioned on that list! I'm thankful for our friendship as well and I can relate to how awesome it is to have "blogger friends" who you truly get to know and are thankful for. It would be so difficult to stick with blogging if it wasn't for the support I've received over the past 3 years. I'm really blown away sometimes at the quality of people I've met through blogging. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      I wasn't fully prepared for all the amazing blogging friends I would make on this journey. I couldn't do it without all the support and it boggles my mind too, DC. I hope you and Victoria had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  8. Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
    Thank you Shannon! I am definitely thankful for your friendship and support :) You are awesome! Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Mackenzie! I am thankful for your friendship and support too! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
  9. Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
    Getting support from fellow bloggers helps me maintain the motivation to keep blogging. Thanks for all you've done to support my site. Have a great Thanksgiving and keep up the great work here!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      Me too, Brian! The support from others has been instrumental to my success and keeping me motivated. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
  10. Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
    Thanks so much Shannon! I'm thankful for your friendship and your insightful advice. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      You're welcome, Kayla! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!
  11. Sunday, November 29th, 2015
    There are so many things to be grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone especially to you Shannon. Cheers!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Sunday, November 29th, 2015
      Thanks, Jayson! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!
Shannon Ryan SHANNON RYAN, CFP®
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    "As a Certified Financial Planner, it is my passion to help individuals and families build a healthy relationship with money. I look forward to helping you raise financially confident kids.” - Shannon Ryan
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