12 Things I’m Thankful for in 2012

Continuing my tradition of sharing things for which I’m thankful, here is this year’s list:

  1. Living in a vibrant community that can host such great events like SXSW, ACL Fest and Formula 1.
  2. A country that handles disagreements via the ballot box. Whether you like the outcome or not, look at how other countries in the world resolve their differences.
  3. Publishing my first book. While I get the byline, almost 100 people helped make it possible and they deserve the credit and my thanks.
  4. An agency team that keeps me on my toes and inspires me to keep learning about the constant changes in our noble profession.
  5. Clients whose trust we’ve earned and new clients who have taken a leap of faith. From big screen TVs and big rig trucks to drinks to party with and a town to party in, your challenges stimulate us to do great work.
  6. The generosity of Americans who care for others through organizations like The First Tee, Austin Helps Honduras, Wounded Warrior Project and many more.
  7. For shooting my lowest competitive round of golf (69). It gave me hope.
  8. For shooting my highest competitive round of golf (99). It kept me humble!
  9. Quality television programs that make me laugh, make me think and allow me to take a break.
  10. A year of health for me and my extended family. We are so blessed.
  11. Sons, nieces and nephews who are following their dreams and making a difference in the world at such an early age.
  12. A wife, a travel companion and a golf buddy who is the same person. I can’t imagine journeying through life without her!