Over to You: What Are You Grateful For This Year?

What are you grateful for this year?

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It’s almost Thanksgiving week in the United States. We’re moving toward the final days of 2013, and I’m wondering what’s on your mind.

This week, I’d like to hear about what you’re grateful for. I’ll feature your answers in a video I’ll put together and post here in December.

Answer this one question:

What are you grateful for this year?

Your answer can be profound or simple. Professional or personal. Pick one thing that stands out for you, and put it in the comment section.

Ready? Set? Go!


  1. Elle Solange says

    Finally it happened….
    For years I have been asking questions and searching. Uncovering myself from the accessories and baggage of this reality. Finally I found me. No more hide and seek. Now I choose what is easy and fun and expands my life. The best choice I made this year and for which I am eternally grateful, was choosing to take Pamela and Wendy’s List Set Up class. The class is designed from a whole brain perspective. For me this delights and opens up the channels for creativity, while giving it the platform from which to soar. Simply Brilliant. I now have my personal branding, delighting all the senses, a website in the works, copy included. The best part is, I have am the creative . I am so grateful to Pamela and Wendy for being the BIG SYSTEM CREATORS….the gift that keeps on gifting and exciting……..Happy Holidays… Smiles & Giggles , Solange

  2. Katherine says

    I am so grateful for the deepening connections I feel with my friends and family ~ with people who are taking these shifting times as a serious call to do their inner work, so that they can bring their gifts to the healing of this planet, and of our Human family. In that, I’m am both astonished and profoundly moved by what I perceive as “The Gathering of the Kindred:” a growing group of connections with new people in my life, all of whom are similarly dedicated to evolving us into a new paradigm. There is a shared spirit of fun, connection, kindness and “can do” that I totally love. I am thriving, in the presence of so many spiritually-driven familiars.

  3. says

    We already celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada but I believe we should express gratitude every day. What I’m most grateful for this year (there are many things!) is that I can share what I know and have experienced with others. Even though I had a stroke in 2005 that has left me “disabled” I’m grateful that I can give (and have much to give) and that those I give it to are so thankful to receive it. I love putting a smile on others’ faces :-)

  4. says

    I am grateful for this question! As a psychologist and mindfulness teacher I know the power of slowing down, treasuring the moments that are our lives . I am grateful that I have taken the step of gently teaching that my life’s work – as a mother and facilitator – and how my life is opening up as a result. I am grateful to Pamela for the expertise she shares because that helps dreams become reality.

  5. says

    Pamela, like Kellie above, I’m grateful for the chance to consider gratitude itself. I have good health, a loving family and friends, creative expression in my work, and live in a lovely part of California. (So why do I grumble so much? Ahh, habits…)

    I appreciate you asking, and thanks for all your good, gratifying work as well.

  6. says

    What am I grateful for? As I move forward to the final days of 2013, I reflect back over all the things that has impacted my life that I am truly grateful for. Earlier this year, my daughter was in a terrible car accident with multiple broken bones and bleeding on the brain. Although she up and walking, she still has a long way to go before fully recovering. I recognize that everything happens for a reason – and nothing happens by accident. Four weeks ago, I had posterior laminectomy surgery, and during that same time period my mom was hospitalized with a stroke. But in spite of everything that has happened this year, my heart rejoices with gratitude. I am grateful for a husband who loves me unconditional, and for family, and friends who have touched my life and believed in my dream. But more than anything I am grateful for a God whose mercy and grace is NEW everyday. Great is HIS faithfulness.

    • says

      Oh my, what a year you’ve had, Berlinda! I’m so glad to see you’ve found a way to keep flexing your gratitude muscles. :-)

      Thanks so much for your comment.

  7. DonnaJoy says

    I am grateful that my husband got through his brain surgery, radiation and rehabilitation therapy and is able to do many of things he did before all of this.

  8. Serena says

    I am grateful for all of the new virtual friends I have met thru Pamela and Wendy’s sites and products. I have been blessed with gaining new knowledge and skills to help others. 2013 has resulted in many more high quality relationships. While I really can’t wait for 2013 to be over with since it has been filled with so much negative for my self and my family we have survived and grown stronger and wiser. The kindness, patience and constant offers of encouragement by Pamela, Wendy, Donna, and Kelly and others who work with the BBS and related products is unmatched. Thank you. Since we are the the bottom there is only one way and that is up.

    • says

      You bring up a great point, Serena: the end of the year is as much about saying goodbye (and sometimes good riddance) to the year we’ve lived as it is to welcoming in the new one.

      I’m glad you’ve made progress in 2013. Here’s to 2014!

  9. says

    I’m most grateful to live and work in an environment that allows me to embrace me, the loving, quirky, creative, geeky side as well as the more serious meditative side.

  10. Jeevan Jacob John says

    Awesome post, Pamela :)

    I am grateful for everything that happened this year – I consider this year as the best year of my life, learned a lot of things, particularly I learned to love learning, once again.

    (And I have to thank my university for that. I was transferring from a local college to a university, and this university required a one semester break before transferring).

    So, yes, I had 6 months of free (plus 3 months of summer vacation) to do a lot of things, to become a lot of things.

    And, I am grateful for that (I know this means I have to take more classes to catch up, but I am okay with that).

    And finally, this is also the year I decided to restarting my blogging career (And I am grateful for making that decision).

    Anyways, I hope you have an awesome weekend :) Thank you for making me look back at what I have done, what I have achieved this year :D

  11. says

    I’m grateful for a roof over my head, a good computer, and fast internet. Those have allowed me to create a whole slew of other things to be grateful for, and meet wonderful people.

  12. says

    I am grateful to all the people who have come to the Spring Forest Qigong classes I teach. I have seen many people who are faced health challenges, feel so much after practicing qigong. Knowing that I can give people a tool that they can use help them feel better is what brings me the most joy in life.

  13. says

    I’m grateful for the six weeks I spent in Italy this summer. Living in a little seaside village for at least a month has been on my dream-list for a very long time.

  14. Charles says

    I am grateful for:
    1) Pamela Wilson and Wendy Cholbi and their incredible Site Set Up Kit giving me the opportunity to learn to use the Dynamik Theme. Web site creation nirvana has arrived at last. Amazing software and a great course to learn how to use it. No more struggling to create websites. Thank you.
    2) Adversity and problems as they are really opportunities to learn and grow in disguise.
    3) Waking up each day knowing it is going to be a wonderful day if I keep and attitude of gratitude.
    4) Living each moment to its fullest.

  15. says

    I’m grateful for all the words of inspiration I heard this year from fellow entrepreneurs. I’m also grateful for the nudges I received to keep going, try one more time, don’t give up. I’m most grateful to my Lord who stands with me and says, I’m not going anywhere, I’m with you all the way. Let’s go.

  16. says

    I’m grateful that G-d has given me a talent for jewelry design and that I’m meeting some amazing entreprenuers sharing their success stories and helping me to dream bigger.

    Most of all I’m grateful for my husband, his unconditional love and for our funny kitty children.

  17. Delia says

    I’m grateful that my father survived his fall at home and subsequent cranial surgery to evacuate a subdural hematoma without any brain damage or lasting neurological effects. I’m an RN and I know how bad this could have been, and it wasn’t.

    I’ll get to sit in my seat at his left at Christmas for the 47th time, and this year I won’t take it for granted.

  18. P.S. says

    I’m grateful for the blessings of a supportive community online and offline. I’m grateful for completing a professional degree with honours and the prospect of a fulfilling career. I’m grateful for the love and respect of a child.

  19. says

    I am grateful that my wife is healing, at last. She broke her left femur in December 2010. Six surgeries later, she can walk short distances without aids and she can walk a mile with her walker. She just go a new one this week. She broke a weld on her old one. I have to remind her that her walker is not an ATV. :-)

  20. says

    Every day I am grateful for my husband and children. They provide my inspiration and motivation but most importantly, they have happily (and patiently!) provided an environment to allow me to pursue my persoanl career goals. I now work from home which benefits my family. That makes me happy which in turn makes the people around me happy!

  21. says

    I am so thankful for a healthy husband this year after two heart surgeries in four months. I am thankful that my soldier son will get to be with us for Christmas this year and I am thankful for my God who supplies all of my needs!

  22. says

    I’m grateful for so many things this year. First things first: I’m grateful for my family and little baby boy.

    I’m grateful that my relationship with my boss and my attitude towards my job has made a complete 180 since January when I almost got fired! Now I actually enjoy my job and my boss and I have a great relationship, so much so that he started a collection at work to send me to France last minute to go to my grandmother’s funeral when he learned I couldn’t afford to go.

    I’m so grateful that I finally launched the blog/business of my dreams this year! After a few years of failed blog attempts and figuring out what my mission was, it dawned on me and I spent the first half of the year building it up for my launch in July and it’s grown so much more in 4 months than I ever dreamed it would!

  23. Carole says

    This has been a difficult year for my family, but we’re ending up okay. I’m thankful that I have a job that I like, and that my parents and father-in-law are in good health, and for that matter, that I am healthy and so are my husband and children. Health is wealth!

  24. says

    I’m thankful to God for the precious blessings He gave my family in the past year. I’m thankful for my family, my work, our local and internet community, and also for inspirational friends like you, Pamela, and others I’ve met through you. Like your talented design colleague who helped me with design work this year. Whether the blessings are big or small, I have been given so much!

    “Thou who hast given so much to me, give me one more thing… a grateful heart!” –George Herbert

  25. Lori Miller says

    I am grateful for my good health, my creative instincts, my energy and my virtual partners at the Big Brand agency online. Who could ask for anything more?

  26. says

    Wow! I could go on and on here but I will keep it short and sweet. I am grateful for my family, friends and loved ones. Without them, I would not be who I am today. I am also extremely grateful for having the courage to follow a career path which I love. I am able to serve others and fulfill my life at the same time. 2014 Watch Out because it is only going to get better from here!

  27. says

    Grateful for being an entrepreneur, working with other time-starved entrepreneurs, freeing up their hours while rocking their communities..
    Grateful for being able to work with my husband, from the comfort of our home, and baking cookies and muffins with my daughter whenever I feel like it!
    Grateful for the Internet and social media without which my entrepreneurial life and social support system would be pretty non-existent.
    Grateful for generous and wise mentors and souls, like yourself:) who share knowledge freely and with genuineness.
    Grateful that another year awaits us ahead and an all-out awesome year’s just gone by.