Get Grateful

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”— Cicero

It’s almost here. The most magical time of the year is upon us. All systems are a go for merriment in Madison. But before we break bread or talk Turkey, let’s get grateful.

What makes Madison so special?

This November I am on campaign to collect Madison gratitude statements. So give me something to share. Why are you grateful to live in Madison?

Comment below and let’s get grateful. My hope is to take this campaign and saturate the scenery of our town with an attitude of gratitude.

Because as we gear up for the busyness of business, the chaos of calendar coordination, and the endless opportunities for festive fun, it’s necessary to pause and praise the place and people who make our season so special.

Too often we save the sincerity instead of sharing it. But as my three and a half year proudly proclaimed the other day, “I love living here.” It’s the perfect time to talk gratitude and foster positive exchanges.

My list, in no particular order, goes something like this:

I am grateful to live in Madison because…

  1. Seasons are celebrated due to the collaboration of businesses, citizens, and passionate proponents of tradition.

  2. Walking Main Street makes me feel like I’m in a scene from my favorite film, It’s a Wonderful Life. Bedford Falls be warned, Madison is a match for your charm.

  3. This community is rooted in caring. I’ve met some of the most generous and caring people since moving here.

  4. Madison Santa. I KNOW HIM!

  5. Independent business that inspire and lead. We have some incredible entrepreneurs and creators within an arm’s reach.

  6. Places like the YMCA and the Madison Pool. Sometimes it feels like an episode of Cheers and I like it!

  7. Traditions like Bottle Hill Day.

  8. Architecture and history.

  9. The presence of college campuses.

  10. The possibilities within our proximity. Whether it’s a train ride to New York City or a quick trip to Morristown, there’s so much to see and do nearby.


Go on and get grateful.