I have been remiss. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but this year I spent the day helping my elderly mother pack up in preparation for an upcoming move to a retirement community. I am appreciative of the opportunity to help her at this time, but didn’t have a chance to send my usual Thanksgiving greetings.
One of my all my all time favorite posts is my Thanksgiving 2007 post. I like it because in addition to reflecting my thoughts on Thanksgiving, the holiday and the attitude, it also illustrates many of the techniques I teach you to use in your personals statements, MBA essays, and statements of purpose. If you have a minute, check it out.
Whether you take a look at that post or not and whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, take a minute or two to count your blessings. That’s what this holiday is about, and that exercise is universally beneficial. An attitude of appreciation is something worth cultivating. Closely related to humility, it is a quality that can even help you get accepted.
By Linda Abraham, founder of Accepted.com .