Today marks the traditional Thanksgiving celebrations in the USA. It is one of, if not the biggest national holiday in the country. It is a day where families get together to celebrate, to laugh, to cry and to be thankful for the great things in their lives. Having lived in the US for over a decade, I do miss this particular holiday. There are two things I really like about Thanksgiving:

  • It is so easy to get stuck in the whirlwind of bad news and stress these days. Thanksgiving stops people and encourages them to think about the positive things in their lives, which makes them happier and better human beings.
  • Thanksgiving is being celebrated by almost the entire US population regardless of their race or religion. It is a day that unites.


What am I thankful for today? Many things! Most importantly, I am very thankful for my awesome family and friends. They are the most important thing in my life, but there is also my job. It is a job that allows me to work with so many inspiring customers and colleagues. And it is also a job that inspired me to write this blog. Thanks to all of you for reading these posts and for providing so much great feedback and encouragement.

But it’s time to shut down my iPad now. Time to head back home from Moscow after a week of inspiring rolling forecast workshops with our local customers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

From Russia with Thanks – The Kremlin wall