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9 Things I’m Thankful For (YOU’RE on my List!)

My daughters Ellie and Cassie!

It’s Thanksgiving here in the US.  It’s a time when we celebrate family, friends, and all the blessings of our world.

I rarely talk about myself and my own life here in my blog, but today I’m telling a bit of my personal story.

Here’s my list of the blessings that I am so, so thankful for!

1. My Children:

For my lovely, smart wonderful daughters, Cassie and Ellie!  They are my #1 blessing!

Ellie’s in law school and Cassie works for our congressman, David Price.

2. My Family:

Always a big time with the Perry family!

For my southern, wild, rambunctious, and very large family! When the Perrys get together it’s always so very much fun.

3. My Mission:

For the chance to make a difference in the world.

You may know that I care deeply about making the world a better place.

I’m so, so blessed to be able to spend my life energies working to help other people.

Terrific clients: Brucie Moore and Robert Reed of the Corpus Christi Symphony

4. My Wonderful Clients:

For all the terrific organizations I’ve been honored to serve as a consultant and retreat leader.

It’s an unbelievable pleasure to work with fantastic people to help them do an even better job.

5. The Fundraising Insiders:

For the incredible honor to serve the 72 Charter Members of my new Fundraising Insiders coaching group.

We’re gonna rock, roll and raise tons of money together! Not too late to join us – I’m personally reviewing some of their year-end letters this weekend!

6. YOU!

I am totally grateful to you, my reader, for your interest in my ideas and thoughts about improving fundraising and boards.

Thanks to you for taking the time and energy to work on your skills, expand your mind and keep pushing to become even better and better!

Gardening is a high calling!

It is my honor and deep pleasure to serve you and your cause.

7. My garden:

I’d really rather be gardening any time of the year!

Right now I’m planning a tulip and pansy garden for the spring. There’s no such thing as too many pansies!

8. The beach:

It’s a peaceful, joyful place for my family and me down at our family cottage at Nags Head.

I love just hanging out with the wind, the waves, the birds, and the clouds.

9. All our donors.

I’m grateful to the many donors – large and small – who give of their own personal resources to help others.

Nags Head, NC on the Outer Banks is close to paradise!

There are so many folks with big hearts who share their own wealth for the good of the world.

Lets’ all be thankful for our donor’s hearts – and their willingness to take actions that will make the world a better place.

Aren’t we in the most wonderful profession of all?

I think so!

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  • Mwesley

    How nice to see a glimpse of your real life.  Lovely family!  You are indeed blessed.  Happy Holidays to you!

  • Paul

    Not sure I would have posted that particular family pic. I counted 9 drinks. I’m not condemning–it’s just a little ironic–given your blog title.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Paul, well you’ve got a point. I thought the pic conveyed some of the esprit and fun of this crazy family of mine. They are who they are, and I love them for who they are. 

  • Faith Pridmore

    Gail,
       Your daughters are beautiful.  Loved your blessings message and yes we are in the greatest
    profession!
        Faith

  • http://twitter.com/ToscanoAdvisors JVT and DTM

    What a wonderful post. I also wrote a “what I’m thankful for” post. This time of year makes me reflective. 

  • Anonymous

    Thank YOU! : )