50 Things I’m Thankful For

I’m wrapping up Thanksgiving weekend with a quick list of things I’m thankful for, from the big, important stuff to the tiny (and somewhat ridiculous)!

Good health

Amazing family

Great friends

Anything and everything Wally (my dog)


The opportunity to visit national parks

The entire veterinary team that took care of Wally when he was super sick

Leaving Twitter before it became what it is now

Growing up (mostly) without the internet

My camera

The long-forgotten gift cards I found when I was cleaning

No mega power outages in 2023 (so far)

Being able to run half marathons once a year or so

Anytime there’s a “save to read later” option on a website

Cooler temperatures (finally!)

Fall foliage

Spring blooms



Pan dulce

The Do Not Disturb setting on my phone

The fact that I sleep well most nights

I don’t have allergies

Swiffer dusters


Thinking less and less about the pandemic

My lifelong habit of reading

The great outdoors

Texas State Parks

My upcoming trip to Spain

I still don’t need readers

Rain, and some much-needed relief from the summer drought

Grocery curbside and delivery

Our still-standing, but wavering, democracy

Noise-canceling earphones



Good music

The fact that I’ve never had to worry about shelter



Work that affords me the flexibility to live my life

Local running stores

Quiet mornings

My passport


Great coworkers

My weighted blanket

The aisle seat on flights

A full pantry and refrigerator

5 Reads: Healthy Buildings, Unlocking Talent, Sociopaths Among Us, and More

Five articles that have had me thinking over the last few weeks…

Yosemite National Park

I spent last the last week in Yosemite National Park with a group from REI.

Going on these trips has been a great way to get into these amazing places without having to go it alone (or wait for family and friends to be available!). This year, I chose Yosemite and it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end!

3 Reads: Change Management, Strengths, Engagement and More

Here are 3 articles that have had me thinking over the last few weeks:

5 Reads: Changing Company Culture, AI and the Workforce, Your Personal Brand and More

Here are five articles that have had me thinking over the last few weeks:

September 2023: A Quote on Bringing Out the Best in Others

Create and nurture processes where all voices can be heard, and decisions are made based on clear criteria.

Counter the assumption that “this isn’t always possible” with the assertion that time spent involving people in the decisions that impact them will yield better, more effective solutions and save time and resources in the long run.

MULTIPLY people’s contributions. Don’t inadvertently diminish them.