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. Lisa McMahon

    I’m thankful that God is in control of this world and I am not. Things are pretty messed up almost everywhere but I know that He is still working in miraculous ways in peoples’ lives. He has provided for my family. He doesn’t always do it in the way we expected but that’s what faith is all about.

    Thank you for not have a hyped up IM sales letter on Thanksgiving like most of the rest of the bunch. Thanksgiving is a holiday and I hate the commercialism!

  2. Joyce

    I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving Eric! I am very thankful this year for a healthy family and good friends. I’m thankful for my job and a nice place to live. I am also thankful that I have found your Website and you lesson’s. I have a very good feeling that this is the information that I have been searching for to help me start an oline business. Let me say that you have helped me so far more than anyone. Thank you very much.

  3. Ekaterina

    I’m thankful for my mother and father, for my husband and kids and for my brother! I want best life for them all, and this dream is always pushes me forward!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Thom

    I’m Canadian so my Thanksgiving was in October. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. Eric’s tips are quite helpful to me. I just wish I had more time to study them. I will definately be making more time for that in the future.

  5. Alan

    I am thankful for a healthy family, thankful…you know when you pull off the freeway and come to the traffic light and see someone holding a ‘homeless sign-will work for food’ or ‘need beer’? I’m thankful because but for the grace of God, that could be me. I’m thankful for the school of hard knocks. I’m thankful that I am blessed beyond measure to be a blessing. Thankful for my wife and kids! And thank you Eric for being a guy of integrity.

  6. mike

    i am thankful for my wife, this summer we lost or daughter and had our grandson move in with us, our youngest son attends college and lives at home also with all at has been going on she still is thankful to god for all the things we still have, her faith strenghtens mine and she keeps our house a home.

  7. garland

    In my many (many) years I have discovered several truths one of which is that gratitude is the art of painting adversity into a lovely picture.
    And as for you my friend: “Praise the bridge that carried you over.” Quote by George Colman. You have assisted so many you have become that bridge and deserving of that praise.

  8. Tad

    For my health; for my family, for all the blessings our Creator continues to bestow.
    That is what I am truly thankful.

  9. Peter Papanastasiou

    Hi Eric, Happy Thanks Giving to you and your family and all your friends. This year I am forever gratefull for Jesus Christ and my family. I have changed for the better this year for the love of Christ and God and all his people. I have had one of the hardest years ever this year. I wont bore you with the details because it is time to rejoice in the Lord and I give it all to christ almighty our Lord and savior. I am so gratefull for all the simple things like running clean water, the clothes I have on my back, the roof over my head, my good health. All the food I have, my love and mercy I have in my heart for people that don’t have the most basic things,and all my jobs I have . I recently met the most beautiful women that I am so gratefull for and I just met her 3 weeks ago and I think that I love her. She has given me hope not to give up and to be strong. I have been on only 3 dates with her and I think that the lord brought us together. I pray that things will turn around and that I will be able to provide for my family. Of course I am grateful for all your awsome lessons and for all the help that it has helped me with to understand internet Marketing better. Also Keith Wellman helped me build my website and I can’t believe all the comments I get on my blog! So God bless and Thank You!

  10. john

    Im thankful for my skill as a guitarist and my being introduced to 2 great internet marketers eric and neil who have inspired me to get involved in helping people with their lives.

    Wishing you all the best.

  11. Gary

    Hi Eric;
    I’m thankful for – – “let me count the ways”. In a nutshell, all of GOD’s gifts. Friends, family, choices, trials and tribulations to learn and grow from, small triumphs after sweat, the never ending supply of stuff to learn about – – our universe is a playground for the curious. And I’m thankful for you Eric and the gifts you freely give to us here and to many others in various ways in far flung places in the world.

    And I’m thankful too for your other readers who post here Eric. I’ve learned so much from their questions and perspectives. To you Eric and to whomever else reads what I write here, I’m thankful for the me-ness of me and the you-ness of you. Each of us unique and yet all of us alike.

    I’m thankful for language and the ability to read. From 2 ro 3 books a week over the years, I’m now down to one Book that I never seem to finish. Every day when I read it some new revelation fills me. And each time I get to the end, it sends me back to the beginning. There are many versions of this Book. The one I read is called KJV.

    Thank you soooo much Eric. GOD bless you and your family and may you live in peace, health, and wealth in the years to come.


  12. Doug

    I am thankful for my two teens, health, the ability to pursue my dream of becoming self-employed this year in online marketing, but I’m most grateful for the Lord’s grace on a sinner like me, who called me to salvation almost 10 years ago. The ripple effect in my family has been awesome, 3 other siblings have come to Christ since. Praise God for his son!

  13. John T Adams


    This past year has been a difficult one and I am just a few years away from retiring so when I invested everything I had into the Speed of Wealth and Mantria I beleived I would be set for retirement but instead these people were exposed as running a ponzi and as with ponzis I lost everything, every bit of what I had for retirement all of it. I am still alive so that fact alone is indictive that I am a strong person but even more so I am thankful for my health and strong mind for it appears I will be working well beyond when I would have wanted to retire (at 65 that is) but hey who needs it any how (retirement that is) but I am certainly thankful.

    John T Adams

  14. Zee

    All the gifts life has to offer cannot be mentioned here as it will take a long essay to express just a fraction on a small scale! However I will do my best to express my gratitude…

    I am ever so grateful for the miraculous wonders this life has to offer. This era we are so fortunate to live where we are so connected to each other all over the globe through the Internet. The abundant opportunities, the joys offered daily through our loved ones and of course our wealthiest asset which is to cherish each moment in great prosperity, health and full of experiences to fulfill a life of pure bliss. Not to mention our everlasting souls that are nurtured through increased light we feed through high morals and ethics to better ourselves and each other as we are all one.

    Enjoy every moment and make Thanksgiving a daily holiday!

    All the best!

    God Bless,


  15. Jeff

    I’m thankful that a handful(Eric being one of them) are able to teach, show, explain, share, etc about their Internet marketing methods and not like those “gurus” who are out to sell us the next thing that will “make us million in a month” hype.

  16. Ken

    That is always a great question. We do not often enough stop to remember things that we are and should be truly thankful for. My list is rather endless so I’ll stick to basics. I’m thankful for my wife, my children (now adults), my grandchildren and the rest of my extended family. I’m also especially thankful for people who are no all about greed but want to help others with their knowledge and experience. I can mention two in particular, one is a realtor named Brandi who’s intent it is to educate people who may be able to save their loans and thereby their homes in this time of economic distress. The other is you.
    Thank you for all you do.

  17. Yolanda

    I am so very thankful with having my family healthy and having them come to our home. We unfortunately lost 2 family members in the same accident this year and are losing another to cancer. We truly cherish each other more and the friends we have. From our lose we have gain strength.

  18. Norberto Maldonado

    I am thankful for so many things but I’ll just touch upon a few here.
    Firstly, I am thankful for having a healthy, beautiful and thoughtful 3 year old daughter. Believe it or not, at 3 1/2 my daughter is so loving and thoughtful it blows my mind.
    Secondly, I’m thankful that we live in a land where we are free and have the opportunity to create our own destinies.
    Lastly, I’m thankful to people like Eric Holmlund for delivering content in an ethical and candid manner and I hope to one day duplicate his success even at a fraction of his success.
    Thank you,
    Norberto Maldonado

  19. Jose

    Thank you Eric!
    Actually double thank you for sharing all this good stuff with me!

  20. Kamsan

    Hi There! Actually this is the first time for me learn a bit about thanksgiving! I don’t know it before! I do hope to learn more from some of the comments… Cheers

  21. Lyle

    Hi Eric,
    I’m grateful to be alive today. I fell asleep at the wheel a little over a year ago driving home from work. The drive was just over an hour each way. I was working 6 tens and it just caught up with me. I walked ay from the accident with just a few scratches thanks to airbags and seatbelts. I guess it wasn’t my time yet. Everything seemed ok until til about 6-8 weeks later I couldn’t get out of bed, or hardly walk or even raise my arms.I guess the body doesn’t like those sudden stops from 50-60 MPH and those trees don’t move at all. So I’ve spent the last year trying to figure out this internet Marketing. Haven’t earned anything yet but it’s slowly coming together. Trying to be Positive and developing an attitude of gratitude for each minute I’m and trying to spread the same. Love and Light to All and God Bless Everyone.

  22. Lyle

    PS Focus on the Positive Not the Negative and do it with feeling and emotion Because we create what we Focus On.

  23. James Roughton

    Thanks Eric,

    I have been following your series of videos and find them very helpful. I enjoy listing to your knowledge. It would be nice to learn how to at least understand the concepts of social media. I am learning on my own how to do most of the stuff that you are teaching, but really get a lot of new tips. I am up to # 23 and looking forward to review the rest of the series.

    Thanks again for your great set of videos. I wish that more people would do the same as you.

  24. Abdel

    First of all, the prizes are great, but, I just want to take this chance to say a big thank you to you, for all what you do for your community,believes and your family, of course and us “wanna be newbies” the contents & the lessons are simply the best out there.
    And for these reasons, I’d like to thank you,
    keep up the good work.
    What I’m grateful for? How about everything, from, me being a live to people around me .
    I’m also grateful for what God gave us, giving us and will give us.
    Thank you for the opportunity and God bless you & your family

  25. diane

    I am thankful for ‘persecution’ from my family and friends who do not understand why I love Jehovah.

  26. Michael

    I am thankful for all the opportunities I have been given in this life, especially the opportunity to pursue my life’s ambition (oh, and for my dog Luka, who helps me to cope with the stresses of this world!).

  27. Adrian

    Hi Eric, Micah and both your families. First of all let me say, that I am really thankful for all your contributions to my education. Your tips are invaluable, clear and ALWAYS interesting!
    I really value your training and your products are always good value for money.
    (That wasn’t a grovel by the way)
    I’m also grateful for being reasonably healthy and alive, though life is a little hard at the moment in England. My endevours to master this internet marketing Bug keeps me chugging along. My family of course is of major priority, with two young Grandsons,I’m so happy to have their cheerful company most days.
    Anyway, if ever I visit my niece in Colorado Springs, I’ll drop you a line and buy you a beer, to say a small thank you in person!

  28. dennis

    im thankful for all my family especially my mother she was diagnosed with non hodgscins lymphoma 9 years ago and they only gave her 3 years to live. Well she beat the odds and im thankful that she is still with us im thankful for people like you that give us the real answers to internet marketing ther are just to many things to to say so ill finish here thx

  29. Jim

    I am an American expat residing in the Philippines. A country where earning 2 dollars a day is common.

    Americans are truly blessed with abundance.

    There is an abundance of materials easily accessible to virtually all North Americans.

    Yes, the economic downturn has created a very unfortunate situation for many Americans, but in most cases, misfortune was caused by expecting too much – that good times would last forever.

    Day in and day out misfortune is how the majority of the world lives.

    Many people around the world, hope for a better day – they would dream for even what most Americans currently perceive as a dismal situation.

    So no matter ones circumstances, we all have a choice – each day, to wake up and choose gratitude and happiness.

    There is a tendency towards being spoiled when things are too good. America must now reckon with a more realistic, harsh reality. Surely, problems in the US can be overcome, but it requires reaching down into ones inner resources, seeking God’s help, and creating a better world based on not only improving ones own circumstances, but through helping others.

    This is not a time for self pity. D.H. Lawrences’ poem conveys that best:

    “I never saw a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen, dead from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself.”

    I can only feel fortunate for ALL that God has provided me. It is a complete miracle to me that my body continues to faultlessly function, that each day brings a new untold experience, that I live in an unlimited universe, that our planet can support a growing population of over 6 billion inhabitants, etc…

    The only question is what we can give, as opposed to what we expect to get. For God has already provided in abundance. When “getting” is the natural result from our “giving,” I am quite certain that is how God intended for us to live.

    Abundant prosperity is available to enrich all, lets just ascertain that as we gain, we make sure that others around us do too.

    Happy Thanks Giving!

  30. James

    Great tools you have here. There’s so many things to be thankful for, but I’ll try to make this short 😉
    I’m thankful that I belong to a great church with great members who truly understand the meaning of family, I’m thankful for Christ’s ultimate sacrifice for our salvation, for health and family and for living in this great country where we have the freedom to move about as we please, and worship as we want.

  31. Ron Davis

    What I have learned after being there and witnessing the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 and seeing many people die, many people injured; seeing people jump from the roof 110 stories high, the the seven buildings of the World Trade Center crumble to dust and mangled steel, and walking away not badly injured, I have learned that Every Day is Thanksgiving. If we get anothe day to communicate with our loved ones and friends, it is another day to be Thankful for; Yes Everyday is Thanksgiving!!!

  32. James Reid

    Hi Eric,
    I am the recipient of many blessings, past and present. I do know from where they come and I thank Him every day. You are responsibile for some of those blessings and I thank you also.

  33. Raymond Feeney

    I think I may be a day late but I am thankful just the same for being part of this Internet Marketing group. I am also thankful for Eric and his tips as I have learned a lot from them in the past and still reference them when I need to. I am a member of a Christian Church and we have mission in our name as we do many mission trips throughout the year.
    Best wishes to all of you and may your IM experience be a good one.
    Thanks again.

  34. Anonymous

    Hello Eric,

    I’m so grateful for the opportunity of finding your website. I thank God for the gift of sharing that He has blessed you with.I thank God for people who practice the love of God by giving unto others as He has given unto us. You and your family be blessed. I’m grateful for seeing another day and sharing my love for my family and others.

  35. Adelaide

    Hello Eric,
    My heart is overwhelmed with just reading why so many are people are thankful. I must tell all why I am thankful. First, because I accepted Christ into my life many years ago. Two, I have been married to a wonderful man of 48 years who love God. Thirdly, He wakes me up every morning, clothed me, feed me and give me strength to move about on my own volition. I am so thankful for finding a person on the web who love God and who share the blessings that were given to him. I pray God will always bless you and your family bountifully. Your site is like none I have seen.

    God Bless

  36. vicky gutierrez

    i’m thankful for my family and my health and this free country of ours thank you for your tips you give God is so good i’m thankful for all his blessings vicky

  37. GraceB

    Hello Eric,
    I must first be thankful to God with an attitude of gratitude as I am able to enjoy another thanksgiving. I am very thankful for your tips. I have learnt so much and wish I could have known the things I now know for the past five years.

    Many of us get involved with some type of business on the internet and not having the knowledge to avoid a lot of the pitfalls, we dive in and we basically drown ourselves in debts and dissapointment, not to mention dealing with all the negativity and dream stealing we face.

    I am thankful that you have shared your tips with us and for this I am truly thankful as it has helped me in so many areas of my business. I thank God for you and all you have shared with us daily and look forward to a great year ahead. Thank you God for your blessings in my business this year and for providing Eric to help us.

  38. Ella Wheeler

    I am thankful to God for give me three beautiful and smart children, thanks for giving me a nice man for husband and thank you for finding myself in this adventure of being an internet marketer which I like it very much and find it very interesting, I am still in the process of learning but I am developing a website for a niche and found useful tips on your website.
    Thanks to you too.

  39. Ken Wynn

    I am thankful for online mentors such as you who have helped people and set an example of real business leadership. I hope you continue to be blessed so you can share your many blessings with others. Thanks.

  40. Mike

    Eric, Wow, a video with you in it! I’m so used to your video “tips” being graphical that I was suprised to see you actually on camera. It’s so much more personal than just graphics and makes what you say more palpable. Not that you don’t give great content; you always do. Somehow though this video just puts a viewer at ease and maybe even more open to listening to what you have to say. Great job and thanks for all the great free content! God Bless.

  41. David Lloyd

    Hello Eric,
    I am thankful for finding your tips and all the other information I have learned from you. All of this has helped me create my own online business, and plan to make it very successful online business. You have me a lot and wish you and your family a very Happy thanks giving.
    Thank-you from David Lloyd,
    Syd Aust.

  42. David Lloyd

    Hello Eric,
    I am thankful for finding your tips and have learned a lot from them to build my own online business enterprise. I plan on being very successful with my business and owe a lot of thanks for your knowledge, expertise, help and professionalism.
    Happy thanks giving to you and your family.
    From David

  43. Julie

    Hi Eric
    I’m an English lady and have been very thankful for all your tips. I am really hoping for some good luck in 2011 I am thankful for every day I am able to get up and about with my lovely family. I was totally paralysed three years ago with an autoimmune illness and blinded in my left eye, so every day I am free from attacks and I can move around (all be it rather slowly! ) and see all the beautiful faces of my loved ones then if i dont make a darn penny It would be more than enough for me . Love is what really matters in the end nothing else. Happy Thanksgiving to all you Americans out there we Brits love you XX

  44. Dave

    All will have a better life with less fear and more faith in ones own abilities, not in something that does not exist.

  45. Wendy

    Hi Eric,
    You REALLY need to be commended that you are able to keep and GROW your faith and STiLL be successful. I am thankful that you show us by example how to live your faith and still share with people all that you know. You are a shining example of what you sow you reap. Praise the Lord. Of course I am thankful for computer access, friend, family and health. Continued success.

  46. Fay

    Thank television, grateful for attorney, appreciate mom and I am a doctor.
    Wish you have had a greet Thanksgiving!


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