Given the season I have started thinking about what I’m thankful for. Here is my list of a few things I am thankful for this year:

  1. My wife and my children. All the normal clichés apply of course but they are clichés. I would not be where I am or who I am without them.
  2. The health of my grandparents. At 90 and 87 they are going strong.
  3. The almost unbelievable luck of getting to work for Microsoft getting paid to do something I love to do and am good at doing. At least once a month I think about how lucky I am to be here.
  4. My team, The MCS EPM Global Practice. Scary smart and dedicated to making sure that customers are doing their best work around project and portfolio management.
  5. Multiple Level Undo. I get goose bumps just writing the words.
  6. The Election
  7. The Zune. All you can eat music.
  8. The Amazon Kindle. Books books and more books.
  9. Windows Server 2008 running on a Lenovo T61p with 4 gigs of RAM. Wow!
  10. The promise of the future