“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 entrepreneursEmbracing change and making a standI’m in awe of their depth of knowledge,Their devotion and love for their craftI’m thankful for all my mentors,Who answer my myriad questions, without thinking me daftI’m amused I’ve joined the TwitteratiFuriously typing, clamoring to be heardI’m enchanted by all the bloggersWhose thought leadership I share, with the click of the “bird”I’m humbled by my clientsFor their unwavering support and belief in meI’m appreciative of my social media followersFor taking time to read my writings, for taking time to seeI’m so happy for my iOS Zite AppHelping me “stay in the know”I’m so thrilled for my Apple iPadWhich has become essential to my workflowI’m grateful for this opportunityTo make a difference; somehow, somewhereI thank the world of WordPress, for its content and diversity,For letting me contribute, for letting me shareHappy 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