5 Things I am Truly Grateful For

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I had a general update post. I have missed two Sunday Reviews now and I apologise to my blogger friends for the lack of link love. I am also very thankful that lots of fantastic people still mentioned The Savvy Scot when I wasn’t able to return the favour over the last couple of weeks – you know who you are!

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Amazing Things in My Life

Although we don’t celebrate thanksgiving in the UK, I am going to talk to you about 5 Things that I am truly thankful for. There is also the chance to win $100 at the end of the post… a nice prize for thanksgiving.

  1. My Wife – The first thing that I am thankful for is my wife. This might sound cliched and very boring, but she is the most important and amazing thing in the world to me. I truly believe that I have found my soul mate and after the perfect wedding this year, she has made me feel like the only guy that exists!
  2. My Family and Friends– They all mean the world to me. While I am easy-going and get on with almost anyone, I only truly trust and befriend an elite group of people. They make me laugh and make me feel special. Those who I consider my friends are in an elite group who I would sell the shirt of my back for. While I often preach about savings and money, I would give it all to help a friend. I never want to lose sight of that.
  3. My Health – I am all too aware that we take so many things for granted. That is until we realise how illnesses/diseases/disabilities can turn worlds upside-down. The fact that I am strong and fit enables me to ski, snowboard, scuba dive, wakeboard, climb, skydive, swim, play tennis, learn golf, walk and do half marathon adventure courses (more to come on that) and all the other things I could possibly dream of; is priceless.
  4. My Past – Your past shapes your present. I have been very fortune to have had some great opportunities and to do some great things. I lived in Scotland which was a great playground growing up… the mountains were on my doorstep and the lochs and castles around the corner. I studied for 5 years at University to get a Masters Degree in Engineering and never paid a single penny. Although this is history, I am forever grateful for it.
  5. My Blog – Since starting SavvyScot back in February, I have met a lot of fantastic like-minded people – both readers and fellow bloggers alike. I didn’t ever imagine that in just 9 months I could grow into and become a part of such an awesome community. This has led to numerous opportunities: passive income, product testing, freelance work for other sites and more recently – the opportunity to be part of writing a book. I am truly excited about what the future holds.

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  1. Just signed up for your newsletter! I need to start one of my own as well.
    Michelle recently posted..Being Thankful $100 GiveawayMy Profile

  2. I am thankful for taking a chance and following my dreams, and now living a life I could have never imagined!
    Rika | Cubicle Throwdown recently posted..Roatan Month 3 RoundupMy Profile

  3. Gratitude is joyous state to be in. I’m thankful for many things, one of which I’d have to say is the freedom to run my own business. I’m not chained to a cubicle everyday.

  4. Love the giveaway idea! I’m thankful for so many things, not the least of which is my wife, family, and friends. So important to me.
    DC @ Young Adult Money recently posted..Choosing organizations to donate to: What do you factor in?My Profile

  5. WHat a lovely post, I think it’s really important to remember all the wonderful things in our lives we should be grateful for.
    Janine recently posted..Green InvestingMy Profile

  6. justin@thefrugalpath says:

    I’m grateful for my wife and niece/nephew, I have no children yet, but they make me want to have some of my own.

    And I’m glad I was born in an age with toilet paper, I’m being serious about that one.
    justin@thefrugalpath recently posted..The Saver’s Tax Credit 2012My Profile

  7. Really enjoying reading these posts today. Being healthy is truly one awesome thing to be thankful for. When I see people in “mobility” chairs I can’t help but feel sad for what they’re missing in life.
    Veronica @ Pelican on Money recently posted..Waking Up Early Black Friday? No Thanks.My Profile

  8. It’s great to reflect and think of all the things we have to be thankful for. It’s easy to overlook some of these – especially family – and take them for granted. Thanks for taking part of the awesome giveaway too!
    WorkSaveLive recently posted..Saving Money on Your Home Security SystemMy Profile

  9. Jason Clayton | frugal habits says:

    Awesome Scott – I am truly grateful for more than I can count. I love your thoughts on ‘Your Past’. This is something we usually overlook, but as you said above.. “your past impacts your future”. This is so true, so in this respect I’m very thankful for my parents and how they sacrificed for me.
    Jason Clayton | frugal habits recently posted..5 Simple and Odd Things I do to Save MoneyMy Profile

  10. Sounds like you have a lot of great things to be thankful for! I’m so happy I’m part of this community too!
    Budget and the Beach recently posted..Yoga SnobsMy Profile

  11. I am also thankful for my health and family and friends. I agree that blogging has opened up a whole new area of interest and possibilities. I look forward to getting your newsletter.
    Kim@Eyesonthedollar recently posted..Small Tips for Holiday TravelMy Profile

  12. I have a lot of the same things I’m thankful for, especially health. I got really sick at the end of this summer and it really put things into perspective and made me appreciate each and every day.
    Untemplater recently posted..Sugar Kills Your Diet, Your Health, And Hostess BrandsMy Profile

  13. I’m thankful for life!
    Marie at Family Money Values recently posted..Systematizing My Blog to Make Live EasierMy Profile


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