A few reflections on Thanksgiving 2018

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet since we just got home from Thanksgiving dinner at my Dad’s house and are getting ready to watch Planes Trains an Automobiles, a little tradition we have. First things first, if you haven’t seen this movie…it’s honestly one of the funniest movies on the planet and John Candy and Steve Martin together are absolutely magical.


Okay now for a few reflections, and I’m going to keep it to three since the popcorn is ready and we’re about to start the movie.

  1. It is fantastic to be back in the Bay Area. Being close to family and friends is a game-changer. While we made this move for the business, it’s been a really nice move for our lives. I’m not someone that is looking to “establish roots” or “settle down” so I don’t think we’ll be here forever, but I am really appreciating being so close to family for my first time in twenty years.
  2. I’ve never been so happy to have rain on Thanksgiving. Seriously – we need this rain and over the last 24-hours the air quality has gone back to normal, taking a deep breath again is an amazing feeling.
  3. Sitting around the dinner table I can’t help but think about people who are struggling and don’t have the opportunity to do the same. I want to do more to help people in need. This year I’ve been handing out bottles of water and bananas to the homeless in SF, but I want to do more. Tonight was a reminder of how lucky we are but I think I’m done just appreciating that, it’s time to do more and I look forward to sharing what I do with all of you and hopefully inspiring more people to do the same.

Oh and I wanted to start a tradition of sharing a photo from Thanksgiving each year, so here it is:


I wanted to wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers, now stop reading my blog and go watch Planes Trains and Automobiles…you’ll thank me later!

Morgan Linton

Morgan Linton