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Freaky Friday Potpourri: Gratitude

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When I opened my eyes this morning, I felt only one thing. Gratitude

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"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
- John F. Kennedy

It's been a trying few weeks relative to expectations. My relaxing respite morphed into bedside manner, I returned to my turret and traded upside-down, resolved situations remain open-ended and the gravity of today's date is weighing on my psyche, turning precious sleep into hours of pensive introspection.

When I opened my eyes this morning, I felt only one thing. Gratitude. It arrived unexpectedly, like an old friend standing at your front door hat in hand. It's easy to forget and important to remember, now more than ever and today more than most.

September 11th means something to each of us; we all know where we were and we all have our demons. I posed a seemingly innocuous question on yesterdays Buzz to nobody in particular, a stream of consciousness if you will, when I asked, "When will tomorrow cease being a dark, depressing day and become a celebration of life?"

Upon reflection, it's a process, not a point, and I'm using today as a step in the right direction. Not to forget-we can never forget-but to remember, and to honor, and to learn and grow and better myself. If I perished that day, I would want my friends and family to channel my spirit, love and energy, live each day to it's fullest and leave it all on the field.

We often say it should never take something bad to make you realize you've got it good.

Let this day serve as a healthy perspective that we've all got a lot to be thankful for.

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Todd Harrison is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minyanville. Prior to his current role, Mr. Harrison was President and head trader at a $400 million dollar New York-based hedge fund. Todd welcomes your comments and/or feedback at todd@minyanville.com.

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