It is time once again for our Thanksgiving special. Yes, that time of year when we pause and reflect a bit. The last few years have been a challenge, Nevertheless, we can all still find things to be thankful for. This exercise is not just to join in the spirit of the holiday; it is a way to maintain focus, recharge, and keep a positive attitude. Yes, this is a way to “keep hope alive.”

Why A Thanksgiving Special?

We could easily skip over these specials and push content as we do throughout the year. However, we want to pause and thank you for listening and being a part of the Develpreneur family. You work all year at becoming a better developer, and a few light episodes are earned. In a similar way, make the most of the occasional holiday to bask in your accomplishments.


Power In Positivity

There are countless articles and books on the health effects of positive thinking. You can check this one out in your free time if you want some ideas. That is important because building better developers includes discussing the tools that keep us happy and healthy. While resting and relaxation have benefits, a positive attitude can carry you through every day.

It is hard for us to shift gears and think about how blessed we are when we are in the middle of a struggle. However, we can take advantage of “quiet” times or a timely holiday to reset our base thinking. We can decide to build a foundation by looking at the positives and our victories instead of dwelling on negatives and losses. Use this time to take a victory lap you earned by spending the last year becoming a better developer.


Rob Broadhead

Rob is a founder of, and frequent contributor to, Develpreneur. This includes the Building Better Developers podcast. He is also a lifetime learner as a developer, designer, and manager of software solutions. Rob is the founder of RB Consulting and has managed to author a book about his family experiences and a few about becoming a better developer. In his free time, he stays busy raising five children (although they have grown into adults). When he has a chance to breathe, he is on the ice playing hockey to relax or working on his ballroom dance skills.

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