"I've got a commentary without much to say." - Boingo, Hey!
I've been thinking about this since leaving Disneyland last weekend. Sure we made fun of the slogan -- what will I celebrate? Coffee! Elvis! Not smacking you upside the head! -- but I do have lots to be thankful for. What I've kept coming back to, though, is this place I live in.
I'm celebrating California.
I live and work in a place where I can go to the beach and snow-capped mountains in the same day. I can spend a day at the happiest place on earth in a t-shirt and shorts in October. I live in a place where we take our burgers and our sushi seriously, where, everyday, I talk to at least one person who is a true believer, a dreamer, someone passionate about possibility.
The sun shines on my face nearly every day. Ultimately, my job is to figure out ways to make it easier for people to tell stories online and easier ways for people to get engaged with those stories.
And even with our upcoming non-tax tax increase and the traffic and the obvious minuses of Hollywood and our screwy political system, my world is filled with people who laugh. A lot. Who think differently. And, who, more often than not, know the secret.
The world is what we make it.
This is our time. It's our time, down here.