Ode to Thanksgiving, by a Female Entrepreneur

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”

— Gertrude Stein

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

— William Arthur Ward

* This poem originally appeared in my column for The Huffington Post.

Ode to Thanksgiving, by a Female Entrepreneur

I’m honored to be on this journey,
To have the chance to learn the “lay of the land”
I’m enjoying meeting other entrepreneurs
Embracing change and making a stand
I’m in awe of their depth of knowledge,
Their devotion and love for their craft
I’m thankful for all my mentors,
Who answer my myriad questions, without thinking me daft
I’m amused I’ve joined the Twitterati
Furiously typing, clamoring to be heard
I’m enchanted by all the bloggers
Whose thought leadership I share, with the click of the “bird”
I’m humbled by my clients
For their unwavering support and belief in me
I’m appreciative of my social media followers
For taking time to read my writings, for taking time to see
I’m so happy for my iOS Zite App
Helping me “stay in the know”
I’m so thrilled for my Apple iPad
Which has become essential to my workflow
I’m grateful for this opportunity
To make a difference; somehow, somewhere
I thank the world of WordPress,  for its content and diversity,
For letting me contribute, for letting me share
Happy Thanksgiving!

— Penina Rybak, Author: The NICE Reboot- A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur: How to Balance Your Craving for Humanity and Technology in Today’s Startup Culture

Thankful  Happy Thanksgiving


About penina4niceinitiative

Penina Rybak MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO of Socially Speaking LLC, is the author of "The NICE Reboot: A Guide to Becoming a Better Female Entrepreneur". She is an Autism specialist and educational technology consultant turned social entrepreneur. She is also a pediatric speech therapist and the creator of the Socially Speaking™ Program & iPad App. Her second book, "Autism Intervention in the iEra" was published in 2015. Since 2010, Penina has been a national/international speaker about social communication development, balancing humanity and technology, and best practices re: mobile and social technology. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more. You can also find her on Twitter: @PopGoesPenina, Facebook: Socially Speaking LLC, Google+ at The NICE Initiative for Female Entrepreneurship, and Pinterest and YouTube as well.
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