Happy Thanksgiving 2010

By | November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! I realize that only about half of Eric’s Tips readers are in the USA, but gratitude transcends all borders.

First, I want everyone reading this to know that I’m thankful for YOU. Without you, Eric’s Tips wouldn’t exist.

Here’s a small free gift as a token of my appreciation. It’s an ebook containing Google Analytics tips. It also explains how you can integrate Google Analytics with social media.

Click here to download… (PDF file)

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Next, here is the 3rd annual Eric’s Tips Thanksgiving contest!

(Watch this video…)

(Update: the contest is over and I have emailed the winners– twelve Eric’s Tips readers from all around the world. Thanks to everyone for participating! And it’s not too late to post your words of gratitude.)

Please post a comment below and let us know what you’re thankful for 🙂

Have a great day and a happy Thanksgiving!

424 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving 2010

  1. Lucy

    Hello Eric,

    I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and to everybody here. I especially want to thank you for all the information you give so freely accessible on your site and what you share so willingly with us your travels, your passions. I could do just on your site but it would have been lost in many other comments. I hope you get lots of thanks and add my voice to that stack so you can find a mountain of thank you.

  2. Clint Butler

    As a member of the U.S. Army and currently deployed in Afghanistan, I am thankfull everyday for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines who continue to voluteer everyday to serve their country by coming here and genuinely caring about helping the people of Afghanistan.

    I am also thankful to all those that have helped me in the last year through patience and constant training allowing me to start my business online.

    I am thankful to my wife and children for putting up with my endevor and encouraging me to succeed (although I do believes are motivated by the fact that I use their Playstation 3 less these days 🙂

  3. Victor Stadnichenko

    I am thankful for what I understand today.

    Thank you for your lessons, Eric!

  4. Cola

    Hi Eric,

    I am thankful for God’s enumerable gifts (His Son at the top of the list). The one I am focused on today is the present. It encompasses so much and is a truly amazing gift.

    On Thanksgiving, here in the States, I really appreciated this “Attitude of Gratitude” video: http://www.colaallen.com/blog/attitude-of-gratitude “Thanksgiving Prayer”. A nice reminder of how we have so much to be thankful for even when times are lean or even very lean.

    All the best to you, your family, and all of us subscribers around the world.


  5. ThomasGordonONE

    … Just a child of God who is thankful that I can do all things through Jesus who lives in me. I’m greatful that I serve a merciful, on time God, that excepts me even when I/others reject his will. I’m also thankful for the many blessings He has bestowed upon me and all that He is & will be doing through my life. I can not thank Him enough simply for the breath of life & health, and His breathed word, for I know tomorrow is not promised. #inspiration===> http://bit.ly/aXe67q
    Thanks Again Eric, for all ya do & all you are! To you and your family: HAPPY~THANKSGIVING!

    P.S. we are all missionaries, in that we can all live our lives as a testament to our faith. So others can desire the Christ in us.

    P.S.2 no one cares how much you know… until they know how much you care.
    love ya heart Bro.

    Congrats on the new home:
    have a blessed Holiday(s)
    Thomas Gordon

  6. nammy1958

    I am so thankful to you for having this site.
    I just cant beleive in the high cost world we live in that you can afford to give free lessons.

    I also am thankful that the videos are very useful, short and to the point.
    they keep our interest and are not boring.

    are you going to teach banners,i dont know much about advertising i want to draw people to my site.

    thank you Eric,

  7. Harib

    Hello Eric,

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, I realy appreciate your newsletters and please, I do not want the gift, I only ask you to please continue with your newsletters, because, they are worth thousands of times that the gift you are giving away.
    So give it to anyone else, but keep on sending me the great newsletters. 🙂


  8. Roger Mitchell

    Hi Eric,

    We all have so many things to be thankful for. Often we don’t give thanks and for that matter, recognize the many blessings bestowed upon us. We all get so busy that we just miss so much. You made me realize that not everybody is out to take advantage of every person on the internet. I am thankful for you and may GOD bless you in your ministry.

  9. Susanna

    “Don’t worry, do your best, be happy” – Meher Baba
    What a blessing to be in this precious human body with awareness, intelligence, compassion and love. May all human beings realize their true nature.
    Love is the answer.

  10. Catlynne

    Many many things to be thankful for, just as others above, but TWO stand out today.

    I am truly thankful for a family get-together tomorrow sharing love, while I will witness through Skype thousands of kilometers away.

    BUT I am even MORE grateful that there is still peace in a country who had just been under attack by North Korea, having taken a few lives and injuries.(2nd time this year)

  11. Beth

    Hi Eric,

    I’m thankul and grateful for so very many things. First that I discovered that life isn’t all about working 80+ hours a week and money. I took the plunge 5+ years ago and gave it all up for a fledgeling internet business and bought a very small used rv, loaded in the necessities (mainly my dogs and me) and took off to see all the backroads. I’m blessed to be able to continue doing this, with my health, the love of family and friends who support me and my lifestyle. I’m so thankful to the internet that has allowed me freedom. Thankful to the “good” internet people who have helped me with their wisdome and advice. Thankful for the hundreds/thousands of new friends I’ve made during this journey that I hope never has to end. Thankful that this lifestyle allowed me to “drop out” for several months this year to go help a friend during a terrible illness. Thankful that I don’t need a lot of money to do this – and thankful that I finally learned it’s not about money. I’m thankful for the beauty and magnificence that surrounds me each and every day, everywhere I go. And I’m very thankful that I never become complacent about it.

    Happy Thanksgiving (a day late)!

  12. Gary Gile

    I’m thankful for my wife, my brother and sister, my Mom and step-father, my great neighbors whom we share Thanksgiving with every year and to new found friends.

  13. Chris

    Dear Eric,

    I would first like to offer my gratitude for the lessons that you have developed and posted here online. Im making my way through lesson #20 and have found them to be incredibly insightful, so many blessed thanks to you sir –Im finding them to be invaluable…

    As an expression of what I am thankful for in my life… first and foremost i am thankful and grateful for all the good and God in my life. I have had many reasons in my life to be down and out, and many reasons to want to give up; from having had a troubled childhood/family life (growing up and attending 18 different schools as a child) all the way to having a marriage and a career end after 16 years. However, in a remarkable way those things made me stronger and propelled me into a career of Motivational Speaking and Coaching with children and adults. So in a strange way. I am unexpectedly thankful for my past or my history as it has put me in a place today of helping others and sharing experiences that can help them be stronger in their own individual lives. (Which by they way is the product I plan to release while going through your lessons).

    Furthermore, I also have a new relationship and I am so very grateful and thankful for her. Her presence brings a smile to my face and heart –even when we are apart a thought of her will bring out the joy and thankfulness I feel. She is a true gift, an angel in my life. I am also thankful for the good health of my family; my daughter, my mother and my siblings.

    Additionally, I have traveled to many places around the world and seen first hand the hardship, the needs and the cries for help and the utter lack that exists in every form and fashion, and while i have made contributions to make others lives better in those settings, it is still of little comparison to how good my life is and how fortunate I am to be able to make an income, pay my bills, provide for those I love, and to still be able to pursue other dreams and goals such as building a highly successful internet business or publishing my novel for children. For all this goodness in my life I am thankful.

    In whole, I am thankful for the life that I have been given, thankful for those that were there in my time of need, and thankful for the chance to help others and I am thankful for having the clarity of mind and understanding to see that life is about love, family and togetherness. And that once you have all three of these, you can always find your way in life and show it to others as well.

    Happy Holidays and Kind Regards,

  14. Richard Tidwell

    I am very thankful for my family consisting of 2 wonderful grandsons Cody (10) and Cory(7) who keep me going everyday and reminds me how old I am(52). My lovely daughter Jennifer and my loving wife Sandra who without her I would not be able to live. Above all my Lord who allows me the knowledge and strength to carry on supporting my family through the Internet. And last but not least you and your tips as well as Joel Comm who was the first Internet marketer I ever bought anything from ever.

  15. Joseph

    Hi Eric, I am thank to God for the gift of life. The Lord has been good to me. Thank you Eric, I have been following your videos and you are a great leader. Yehowah Bless!

  16. Bill McKee


    Your Eric’s Tips is a goldmine of solid information that is written in a very easy to follow style. I am thankful for your sharing of these tips, resources, and how to do it video’s.

    I’m also thankful for the living example you provide of a Christian who does more than simply talk the talk. Your efforts to make the world a better place is refreshing relief from the self indulgent natural world, where we are constantly bombarded with a steady diet of insipid narcissistic behavior, portrayed as if this behavior is something we should aspire to emulate.

    Keep up the good work, both at Eric’s Tips, and in your example of taking action upon Christ’s admonition, “… that you love one another…”

  17. Harry Delgado

    Hi Eric,

    I am thankful for all the good things that GOD brings into my life on a daily bases. My family, our children and all our friends. I am also thankful to you Eric, for all the wonderful training/information you have shared with me in the past few months.

    Thank You Eric, GOD Bless.

  18. Bill

    Hi Eric,

    Even though 2010 has been one of the most challenging of my 68 years on this earth, I do count my blessings. My wife, JoAnn is my biggest blessing and then comes my wonderful family. Yesterday we enjoyed Thanksgiving with most of them. What joy. Thanks Eric for all that you do. To God Be The Glory! Bill

  19. Claude

    Hello Eric.

    First of all I’m thankful for God’s gift of giving me a great family. No one has been in trouble with the law, no one has had a serious illness and my sons and daughters are settled in very good jobs and making a good living for themselves.
    I also want to thank you for giving all that you are giving through Eric’s tips. Your honesty and devotion to us, your students is greatly appreciated.
    Today is Friday November 26th, one day after your Thanksgiving holiday. I received your email this morning mentioning that you and the family are going to search for your Christmas tree. It reminded me of fond memories when I would go out with my children to get our Christmas tree. Since we live in Northern Ontario, Canada, there is always an abundance of snow we had to trek through in order to find our perfect Christmas tree. I would clear a patch of snow to make a fire, we would toast our sandwiches that Mother had made while drinking a warm cup of hot chocolate made over the fire. I wish I could go back in time and relive these moments again.
    I guess what I am trying to say Eric, is for you to cherish your time with your children while they are young and still at home. You will be able to relive those memories just as I can whenever it’s time to put up our Christmas tree.
    Our days of going into the forest to get our tree are gone since I became disabled from MS but it doesn’t drag me down as my wife and I remain dedicated to living the true spirit of Christmas, the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
    Be well my friend and be blessed. The Gifts God gave you are radiating as I can feel your warmth, honesty and devotion to all of us who follow you.

    With Warmest Regards and Merry Christmas!

    Claude Belanger
    Timmins, Ontario, Canada

  20. Lori

    Hope in Jesus Christ. My family and friends. An awesome church. Health, an ability to serve. Books! A comfortable home. Healthy food to choose from.

  21. Nnamdi

    I am thankful to God for making me discover affiliate marketing and all the possibilities in it. I am also thankful to God for the kind of people He brought my way this year as my first year in affiliate marketing, though I have really not started making money online, but I know it is just the process I have to go through to make it in affiliate marketing. Finally am thankful to Eric’s Tips for all the resources here, through Eric’s Tips I had my first blog running, and I have learnt so much to make me succeed online. God be with you and add to your knowledge. Happy Thanksgiving.

  22. Gwyneth McNeil

    Hi Eric,
    I’m thankful to have been on your list for years, enjoying your many tips and great info. I’m thankful that your email was the only one I opened (on the computer for the first time today after open-heart surgery), and that you are offering a contest.

    And now, I’m thankful I get a chance to tell you I appreciate your honesty, your reliability, and your humility. Yes, you are knowledgeable, but the those others are what I look for. I’ve stayed on your list because you have them.

    I’m thankful to be alive, and I’m thankful there are people like you in the internet marketing community.


    I lost everything in a fire two years ago here in Australia, then lost my job and with know money I could only afford a shed to rent with the little work I get.
    The five of us are very thankful for our lives ,thankful for Erics tips,
    thankful for the positive future we now see,
    And thankful for Jesus Christ for giving his life so that can relax knowing that all is well in my family.
    “I live for my children so I can show them what I have seen.”

  24. David

    Hi Eric,

    I have been reading your tips for at least the past three years (it seems longer) and have actually made some money online (very little but some). I am thankful that you are willing to share so readily the information needed to be a successful online marketer. I have not given up largely because you are there willing to share.

    So Thank You for sharing,


  25. Jerry Brooks

    Blessings to you Eric, Family, and Blog Followers.

    I am Thankful for:

    The Word of GOD
    The People of GOD &
    The Spirit of GOD

    I am especially Thankful for Gods Gift to all of us,
    The Saving Grace of His Son JESUS CHRIST.

    My Prayer is that we will not only accept this Gift but that we will put it into Action Daily.

    Bless you,


  26. mohd ariff

    Hi Eric,
    In life, happiness is that the people want, but not everyone of us do have happiness even if this universe is belong to us.
    People need to find happiness in many ways & they wouldn’t find them until they die, as this is a promise from “The Creator of this Universe”
    People need to learn, as they no more, they felt to be more stupid as the knowledge’s of us isn’t even the least fraction of ALLAH(GOD) that many of us had being fool by the short life as most of us not really fullest thanks to GOD that has given us everything in life.
    t forget to thanks giving to the life we has being given before they will be taking back.


  27. John Keenan

    I’m thankful for my wife and four great kids, first and foremost. and a great extended family and friends. Most grateful for good health, and of course, being blessed to live in the greatest country the world has ever seen. Thanks to the amazing men and women who serve our armed forces and keep us safe-I’m thankful and proud to have been one of them for 10 years!
    God Bless America!

  28. Carlos Escobar

    I’m so thankful to be able to tell everyone on this world…
    God bless you all!!!
    Dios te bendiga !!!

  29. Jeanie Kiser

    I am thankful for so much and could not begin to list all… Mostly I am thankful for god, family, good health, friendships and the opportunity to learn and be inspired from other’s already making a living from the internet, such as you Eric. You do more than “just” make a living and money, you also make a difference in other people’s lives. Thank you for all that you do!

  30. Charles

    Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, Eric, with your Family.

    My thoughts are that everyone is having a great Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. Our greatest blessings are the freedoms we have to enjoy, such as the freedom of religion to worship with one another and be a good and faithful servant.

    In the past years, I have been serving, in the armed services, in the Pacific, and will welcome coming back to the states. I am grateful for the opportunity of service. Thank You.

  31. Mark S

    Hello Eric,
    I want to say thank you and that I’m grateful for “Eric’s Tips”. Your teaching style is easy to listen to, focused and to the point and above all contains valuable and pertinent information. Cootoes on the new home. What a view and spacious work space. Might be cool to invite your readers to post their home office/work spaces. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Mark S

  32. A. Hardy

    Hi Eric, There is so much to be thankful for but in my own simply way I tell others that “God has smiled on me”! He has allowed me to return to the military to retire after being away for 10 years. I will be leaving my final duty station on January 27th. I will be returning to the US to be near my family. I will also revamp my business of working with the homeless. I am truly blessed that God has chosen me for such work!!

    Thank you Eric for being one of my encouragers as I’ve gone through this last military challenge. May God continue to bless you, your family, and your ministry…

  33. Ian Kendall

    In a world of political unrest, extreme poverty and lawlessness, terrorism, threatened war and personal privacy invasion (including at the airline check-in) I’m thankful I live in Australia.
    Australia is a country that respects personal privacy, has little extreme poverty (a great welfare and health system ensure that), the world’s best educational system, a stable government, safe roads, world’s safest public transport, not a target for terrorism, a place where general ownership of firearms is strongly restricted (you can’t carry a gun in your purse or pocket), and religious freedom.
    I love Australia.

  34. Glenn

    I am thankful for my family and friends I have met on the Internet. I am also thankful that my family has good health.
    I would like to thank you Eric, for all the great tips over the last couple of years.

  35. Michael

    GOD put me on this earth to accomplish a certain
    number of things…
    Right Now I’m so far behind…I’ll never Die!!

    And that I am thankful for..

    Keep up the excellent work Eric!

  36. Anonymous

    I am thankful this Thanksgiving day, for my Family and all the things we were able to do this year. I am thankful there are good teachers like you who had given depth knowledge of Internet Marketing;eventhou there are so many vultures out there trying to sell you all kinds of marketing staff. I like to keep my knowledge base between you and Michael Jones.
    Thanks for all you do.

  37. Seyoum Tadesse

    I am thankful this Thanksgiving day, for my Family and all the things we were able to do this year. I am thankful there are good teachers like you who had given depth knowledge of Internet Marketing;eventhou there are so many vultures out there trying to sell you all kinds of marketing staff. I like to keep my knowledge base between you and Michael Jones.
    Thanks for all you do.

    Sorry for the duplicate, I left my email blank with the previous message.

  38. Anne Saylor

    I don’t have any family this year as my only family member (my dad) died last New Year’s Eve. So, I am thankful I made it though this year without a complete meltdown:. I miss him but have discovered I can be strong.
    I am thankful for my dog, Lucy, who is my comfort and companion everyday. I am thankful for the beauty that surrounds me where I live also. I no longer believe in the gods of my youth, so..I am thankful for the universe and mankind’s amazing existence with the everyday hope that we won’t muck it up too much more than we already have. We CAN coexist!

    Thank you for letting me be thankful “out loud” here. 🙂

  39. Tim Ackley

    First, I am thankful for my family and our health. Second, I guess would be for the internet, which has me headed for my goal of becoming a seven figure earner.

  40. Bruce Hoag

    Hi Eric,

    It would take me all day and all night to list all that I’m thankful for!

    First and foremost is that both my wife and I are children of King Jesus, for without Him, everything would be in vain.

    I’m thankful for my wife. We are perfectly matched, as only God could do it.

    I’m thankful for the health He has given us. We’re never promised that our lives will be a bowl of cherries; but through the various illnesses, He has sustained us.

    I’m particularly thankful that, after searching for a few years, I’ve finally found people on the Internet who I can trust to give me solid and reliable information sans the hype: You, for one; Lee McIntyre, Terry Dean, Michael Hartzell, Sean Mize. What a great virtual team I’m privileged to be associated with.

    Thank you so much for your enormously generous series of videos!

    Thankfully, Bruce

    PS. If you draw my name, I’d like The Next Internet Millionaire. 😉

  41. Philip Dunatchik

    Hi Eric,
    Wow–after reading all these comments and seeing most of the people giving thanks to God for being in their lives–I’m truly amazed. It’s wonderful and inspiring. I have found a home on the internet. I also praise God and thank Him for giving us His Son–Christ Jesus who shed His Blood to save us from sin. Surely He has given you the wisdom and dedication to do what you do, all these comments are a testament to that.
    God Bless you Eric and those who love you.

  42. Jim Moon

    I am thankful for my family and for what the Lord has allowed me to have after losing our restaurant to fire, then the economy we have struggled some but we’ve always had enough to meet our needs.

  43. kathy

    Dear Eric,

    First, thank you for this opportunity to express gratitude. Just this alone is a great service to your subscribers, and to this planet…

    This year has been challenging in every significant way I can think of.

    Personally, I’ve had health issues, which then of course extends in to emotional and mental stress—which came first, the stress or the health symptoms is an interesting question.

    My husband and I have also had some investment concerns like so many of us. In our case we could stand to lose our entire savings—God forbid. We may not know for awhile longer which in itself is mentally challenging.

    However, despite these and other life situations I believe that God is using all of this to get me to more fully trust in him and to feel his ever-present love and really know that it is the love of God that is sustaining me and everyone else alive right now. Whether we know it or not.

    When I’m in pain or stress it truly is a challenge to seek God right now and hold on. I must struggle to avoid allowing fear and doubt to overwhelm my awareness and imagine that God has forsaken me.

    This intensely personal spiritual struggle is no doubt my lesson for 2010. I know that it’s a test. I’m being challenged so that I may grow stronger and more clearly aligned with God.

    For this I am truly deeply thankful. I believe when I get through this dark tunnel I’ll emerge better and stronger. I can even say, “born again”.

    I’ll have more kindness, patience, and love for others which will spill in to every other area of my life and out to the world.

    God bless you and your family and all of your subscribers.

    Kathy Strahan

  44. Deborah

    Hi Eric,

    Wishing you, your family and friends and the people here (who have all had the pleasure of learning so much about Internet business from you) a Happy Thanksgiving!

    What am I thankful for? For living in a free country where opportunities abound. For having a roof over my head, food to eat, love from a great family and wonderful friends. It is so easy to worry about paying that last credit card bill where you went a little overboard on Christmas shopping or saving for that fancy new PC you want yet when you think of those who will not be sitting down to turkey dinner for Thanksgiving and instead will be combing dumps for morsels of food or walking miles in bare feet to get water or dealing with violence, fear and suffering, it really puts it in perspective.

    And I am thankful for you and your willingness to share your knowledge in such an open and honest way. You are a real gem.

    Happy Thanksgiving from a neighbour to the North!

  45. James Laurent

    Eric, Along With Many Things, I Am Very Thankful That You Do So Much For Everyone. I Read As Many Of Your E-Mails As I Can, They All Give Me Great Help In Working With The Internet. I Am Also Glad That You Have Such A Great Working Space Now, We All Need Places Like That… So Thank You Again And This Is Not To Win, I Think What You Have Given And Continue To Give All Who Get Your E-Mails, Is A Great Deal Already!
    Thank You Very Much, James
    Of Silver Leos

  46. Ray

    Hi Eric and everyone:
    I think the greatest gift we have received is our life. We have a great opportunity to share that life with many people: our parents, our spouses, our children (the special gift), and so many people we meet on our way. And with them we have the opportunity to perform the most important work for which the Creator has enabled us: To Love.
    I thank for all this

  47. Douglas Carter

    I’m gratefull for the likes of you Eric. For the people who have mastered the intricacies of the web and have been generous and sincere in passing on the tips, the how-to information rookies like myself crave. Your tips are super. Thank you so much, especially for your example of giving.

  48. Jerry Habecker

    I’m thankful for the people who give me a positive outlook on life. I must share a few comments that were sent to me this past week.

    “Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you
    chase it, the more it will elude you, if you capture it against its will, you will kill it, but if you set your mind on other things, it might just come and sit gently on you shoulder.”

    “We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”

    When you feel the world is against you and have no place to go, keep walking. Just walk, anywhere!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  49. Jerri

    I am truly thankful for having God in my life & my husband’s life, because it’s been Him that’s gotten us through my husband’s health issues & our financial issues this year. My husband/best friend may have lost part of his leg, but he’s still around and kicking and ready to get back into ministry with me and our church family next year.

    My church family gives me many reasons to be thankful for each of them, but mostly for the many shoulders to be able to lean on in times of anxiety & stress. My biological family has been wonderful to us to, and I can actually say I am thankful for my in-laws, too! 🙂

    Last but definitely not least, I’m thankful that I’m finally beginning to see how the Internet may give me the chance to stay at home with my husband when he’s released from the hospital and help with his rehab. Thanks, Eric, for letting me be able to put in words what has been in my heart for the past four months.


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