Plenty To Be Thankful For
One of my favorite old movies is “Holiday Inn”, with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Both were accomplished golfers, you might know, but that really has nothing to do with it. It’s just a great old song and dance movie like they made so many of back in the 40s and 50s. Anyway, there’s a song in the movie called “Plenty To Be Thankful For” where Bing Crosby’s character shuts away his melancholy of losing his girl to recount the things that he’s thankful for in his life.
So, here we are on the cusp of another Thanksgiving Day, and it’s time again to think of all the things we can be thankful for in our lives. The economy has been tougher on some than others, I’m sure. All of us, at one time or another, find ourselves in somewhat of a funk, or focusing on the things in our life that aren’t quite right. But if you will take some time and focus on the things that you DO have to be very thankful for, it sure brightens your day. Here’s my short list:
I’m thankful first for being born when and where I was, to the best parents in the world. I lost my Dad when I was only 28, but my Mom is still perking along at 90+. Wow, how blessed I am to still have her, and she’s looking forward to her two boys, one grandson and her two grandchildren with her day after tomorrow.
And I’m very blessed to have met the most wonderful woman almost three years ago and get my “do-over”. We’re building our dream house in the country and will be married in the spring. I pinch myself to think how unbelievably lucky I am that she chose me to love, and having her in my life makes everything else pale in comparison.
I’m also thankful for my many friends – those of nearly all my life and those that are relatively new. When it’s all said and done, your life is the sum of your relationships, I think, and then your experiences. Love as many people as you can and life never gets too darn bad.
Of course, I am so blessed to be able to make my passion for golf also my livelihood. For 30 years I’ve been able to build a career around this game, and it’s culminating in the rapid growth and success of SCOR Golf. We have really struck a nerve in the marketplace with this revolutionary approach to wedges and short irons and the feedback from our early adapters is nothing short of phenomenal. Big things are in store for 2012 with this departure from the boring norm in scoring clubs. We hope you will let us show you what they can do for your game.
Finally, even with all the problems in our country, I wouldn’t trade living in the good old USA for anywhere else on earth. Where else could a boy from humble roots in a small town grow up to live free and choose a career path like I have?
I would like to encourage all of you to take time to think about all the good things in your life, then thank the Lord above for all you have. It’s what this week is all about, and what life is all about.
Oh, and back to golf with Bing and Fred, I got this the other day and thought I’d share it with all of you. Pretty remarkable, at least to me. I guarantee you will be impressed – Watch Now.
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