While most are busy enjoying CyberMonday sales, I want to thank you first for taking time away from the holiday hustle and bustle to read this post. I feel it is important to stop and take a look back over the year or even years and say thank you to those who have helped guide me to where I am today. When I first decided to make this week’s blog about gratitude, I was picturing me walking the red carpet to the Oscar stage, showing up in a beautiful dress, and pulling out a piece of paper with my long list of those to thank. I would talk above the music as it tried to play me off the stage. Alas, as I write this I am not on an Oscar stage nor am I wearing a beautiful ball gown. But, I am in a pretty rockstar winter vest, and I still have a list of important people and moments to thank.