November 22, 2012 – by Per Christensson
Apparently, I prefer to publish PC.net updates on holidays, considering my last update was on Halloween. I promise I won't wait until Christmas for my next update!
Thanksgiving is a good time to pause and recognize all the things we have to be thankful for. I guess you could say it is a time to remember the blessings we should be thankful for all year long, but often forget about.
It seems the happiest people are those who are the most thankful. It makes sense, considering no one was ever too happy dwelling on what they don't have. I've heard it said that comparing yourself with others is never a good thing since it leads to one of two negative outcomes: 1) If you have less than someone else, you'll end up feeling unfortunate and maybe even depressed. 2) If you have something someone else doesn't, you may become become prideful and think too highly of yourself.
So instead of comparing my life to others, this Thanksgiving I am simply thankful. The news these days seems to focus on endless local and global concerns, but I am thankful to live in such an amazing time. We have so much more than previous generations. Can you actually remember life without the Internet?
I am thankful that I get to maintain websites as a full-time job, since it is something that I enjoy doing. And of course, I am thankful for all of you who visit PC.net. Whether you live in the United States or anywhere else in the world, I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!