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What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving? Are you happy that you actually have a long weekend or that your maintenance backlog has been minimized?

The individual things you are thankful for doesn’t matter as much as the idea of being thankful. Thanksgiving is for remembering the positives in life as the positives are what drive us to continue to learn and live.

Here in the land of asset and maintenance management (also known as Dunedin, FL) we think there are many things to be thankful for. My personal list includes:

Stuff I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving

  1. Thanks for not having to shovel snow in Buffalo last week. The blizzard of 77 is the reason I have lived in the south for the last 30 years.
  2. Thanks for being able to do work management from a mobile device.
  3. The Oakland Raiders finally winning a game so I won’t have to listen to comparisons against the 0-16 Detroit Lions of 2008 and debates who was the worse team in history.
  4. Thanks for not living in California and having to deal with the water mafia.
  5. Thanks for being able to do some useful research on asset conversions and being able to add more places to visit on my bucket list.
  6. Thanks for not having to use spreadsheets to schedule and track maintenance. I can’t imagine why any company still uses spreadsheets – so 1900’s.
  7. Thankful that the net neutrality debate will finally take some real form.
  8. I am not responsible for slave based asset management in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. The public will not forgive the abuse that is going on there no matter how good the games might turn out to be.
  9. Thanks for no longer being concerned about riding elevators. I now know they are one of the safest forms of transportation.
  10. I am happy that so many more maintenance teams can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with the peace of mind that their assets are probably not going to break down unexpectedly because they have Transcendent.

So enjoy this Thanksgiving and for one day ignore the negatives in your life and focus only on the small, positive victories that life has given you this year.

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One final and special note. This will be my last post for Mintek. Although I have enjoyed my time here, after 5 years, I have decided it is time for a change.

I hope that you have enjoyed many of the over 600 posts that I have written. I have always tried to be informative and current on the subjects.