I thank you

As coaches, consultants, and mentors, we often share with our followers, friends and fellow colleagues, the importance of expressing gratitude and giving thanks to others. All of us who have ever done this, know the positive impact it can have on others, and on ourselves too.

Well, in this post I have decided to put some of this into action.

I am going to express gratitude to 21 of my friends out there, who I interact with mainly through their blogs. I will give one main reason why I appreciate and am thankful to that person.

The way I am going to decide, which 21 people to say thanks to, is through improvisation.

As I have been doing a lot of improvisational comedy recently, I thought this would be a good way to practice some randomness and spontaneity through my writing.

My reason for thanking the person will also be spontaneous, and hence for some people the reason may be more specific and for others, less so.

So here we go!

Harleena Singh

Harleena, I thank you for the level of detail you include in your writing, and the multiple ways you show us, to achieve what it is you write about in your posts.

Rob White

I thank Rob for always writing the right posts at the right time. If I’m feeling a bit disorientated at times, I know that checking out Rob’s blog will surely put me straight again.

Jason Fonseca

Jason, mate, I thank you for having the guts to talk about all those topics many of us want to, but do not dare to.

Stephen Martin

I’m grateful to Stephen, for writing posts on keeping important aspects like family and friends in the front of our minds, when we are out there creating the lives we want.

Kaylee Rupp

I love the energy that Kaylee writes with. She shares fantastic advice directly from her life experiences, which makes me want to implement, right away.

Steve Aitchison

I thank Steve for being an inspiration on marketing ourselves as coaches and consultants.

Justin Mazza

Justin is an expert in building win-win connections on the web, and I appreciate him for being like this.

Cathy Taughinbaugh

Cathy writes about very important topics in society such as drug addiction and recovery. I thank Cathy for the research she does for her posts, which are strongly supported by facts and figures.

Galen Pearl

I give thanks to Galen for sharing so much of her life in her posts and making me feel I can relate to her, in so many ways.

Vidya Sury

One word associates me with Vidya – humour!  I love her humourous comments, which are often sprinkled throughout her posts! Thanks for this Vidya.

Burl Walker

I am grateful to Burl for his ability to write strong messages through shorter length posts.

Deeone Higgs

Deeone spends so much time making people who visit his blog, feel welcome. No one ever feels left out over at Deeone’s blog. Cheers for this Deeone!

Betsy Henry

Thank you Betsy, for including great quotes in your posts, which are always written in a lighthearted and informative way.

Melanie Kissell

I appreciate how creative Melanie is with her posts. She definitely thinks outside the box when she writes.

Keith Davis

Big thanks to Keith for creating a blog, just for the all important area of public speaking!

Stuart Mills

Stuart teaches us how to be compassionate to others and to ourselves. I thank Stuart for this.

David Stevens

David is a life coach who writes with amazing word pictures. One thing is for sure. When David shares wisdom and knowledge, I am going along on the journey with him.

Debbie Mills

I thank Debbie, for the wonderful posts she writes on relationships, and how we can improve them.

Arvind Devalia

I’m grateful to Arvind for being an inspiration on how once a quiet man, went on to be a huge success.

Zeenat Merchant-Syal

Zeenat, I thank you for the love and patience you surround around the great posts you write, on how we can deal with life and the challenges it throws at us.

Ruth Zive

I love Ruth’s advice on content marketing and how to really do it. Thanks Ruth.

So there you have it!

I’ve expressed thanks to 21 of my friends out there.

There are more, I know. If you’re reading this and thinking why you’re not on the list, the only reason is that I’ve gone for the first 21, which really sprung to my mind. In any case, I say a big thank you, to you too. I’ll be sure to include you in other posts like this in the future.

Your turn

  • Please share your valuable experiences and thoughts on giving thanks in the comments box below.
  • Who do you express gratitude to? And for what?
  • Please also share this post on your favourite social networks.


Photo Credit: Orin Zebest

  1. Thank you Hiten very much. i do thank you for all the wonderful post you make to help keep my self confidence that the level it needs to be. I love your sincerely and honesty in your post.

    Blessings to you always,

    1. Hi Debbie,

      You are most welcome, my friend! 🙂

      I really am glad you find my posts useful and helpful. I certainly do love checking out your blog. I know I’m always going to leave in a better position.

      Blessings to you always, as well.

      Take care,


  2. Thank YOU Hiten for the wonderful and giving person that you are!

    Yes indeed, when we express gratitude toward another, we are able to share our feelings and while doing so, we feel good about it as well. (That’s exactly how I felt in my previous post!)

    I need to thank you as well for just being a good friend and constant support all through the time we have known each other. And I appreciate you a great deal for the journey that you have covered right from your childhood to now, which is indeed commendable.

    More so, you share your experiences and knowledge with all of us through the wonderful posts that you put up that help many become better people as they learn to overcome their problems.

    It has indeed been a pleasure knowing you and I thank you once again for those warm and kind words written about me, and for including me among so many wonderful bloggers. 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      Thanks a lot for giving so much thanks back! 🙂

      I really appreciate your kind words. I agree, when writing this particular post, it certainly did feel really good. And when I saw all the great responses it felt wonderful too.

      Likewise, Harleena, I’m really grateful for the friendship and support you have shown me. You always head over to the blog to see what I’ve been up to, and it’s always a real pleasure to read and respond to your comments.

      It really is all about sharing those experiences that have made us stronger with others, with the hope that people may take on board what we say, and they too can get out of problems, and learn to shine some light into their lives.

      You are most welcome to be included in this list, Harleena!

      Take care,


  3. It’s terrific to know you Hiten,
    Thankyou for your kind words for myself and the other bloggers you have mentioned. I give “thanks” every day…usually multiple times thru the day. Saying ‘thankyou’ gives me a warm feeling. I know that ‘someone’ is looking over me & guiding me…and I appreciate that.
    Being grateful for the opportunity to live this Life is something that I highly cherish.
    be good to yourself

    1. Hi David

      You are most welcome, and it’s terrific to know you too, mate!

      You are the main man I know over in Oz! 🙂

      I loved the words you used in your comment, and it’s something we can all learn from. Giving thanks every day, even multiple times a day, really can change our whole life. Doing so just has a wonderful way of changing our moods and keeping us content and happy.

      I agree, just the opportunity to live this life, really is something special.



  4. Hiten, I am really touched to be included in this wonderful list of 21. Thank you. 🙂 This is a beautiful post and I am thrilled to be introduced to the others in this list. I am lucky to know some of them.

    I am thankful for Life and all that it includes. The good, for making me happy. The bad, for helping me understand the value of good. The ugly, for um….being a diamond under all the carbon 😀

    It is important to recognize the joy in every little thing in life, for these are the drops that make the mighty ocean of joy. I have my boat of humor to sail in this – it definitely keeps me afloat.

    Hugs, Hiten.

    1. Hi Vidya,

      You are very, very welcome, my friend!

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post. The bunch of people in the list, certainly are a special one, with you included.

      I love your approach to life and being thankful for all the good and bad experiences we have in life. This makes so much sense, and I agree that bad times allow us to understand the good. Without bad, there wouldn’t be good! 🙂

      The way you said: “The ugly, for um….being a diamond under all the carbon” was classic! This is what ugly is!

      We all have the ability to see the joy and humour in life, and in the things that we do. Allowing ourselves to experience this laughter just makes daily living so much more fun.

      Look after yourself and Hugs right back at ya!


  5. Thank you, Hiten! I appreciate your kind words of acknowledgement. You have overcome many obstacles and continue to soar. When the mind is purified, you are conscious of the self that is pure. When your consciousness is right, no person or event has the power to harm your soaring spirit. You embody that with the work you do here and for your clients.

    1. Hi Rob,

      You are very welcome! Your blog is just packed with so much true wisdom that we can use in our lives right away. I’m really enjoying the WROAR podcast shows too.

      Thanks for leaving such an amazing comment. Your comments are like little nuggets of gold. Indeed, we are on the journey to purify our minds. Every little step is some progress, and a response right back to the “no’s” we’ve heard in our lives, which you talk about, and that have held us back for far too long.

      Many thanks for your words of appreciation for my work, Rob. They are much appreciated.

  6. Hiten! Thanks for the compliment my friend! This post is a great idea! Taking time to thank people is never a bad thing! Have an awesome day and keep up the great work! (You are spot on on your note to Deone Higgs too!)

    1. Hi Burl,

      You’re most welcome! You are brilliant and so is your work! I’m really glad you like this ‘giving thanks’ approach! 🙂

      I appreciate you leaving a comment here, my friend. Hope you’re having a good day.



  7. What can I say Hiten?

    Thanks so much for the acknowledgement.

    Appreciation is a powerful thing for everyone 🙂

    I screenshotted it an shared it on my facebook 😀

    I also shared it here: http://ryzeonline.com/buzz

    Thanks again man.

    1. Hey Jason,

      Most welcome, mate!

      I truly am fascinated by your work and indeed the life you have lived, and what you’ve been through to get to the position where you are at. I appreciate this so much.

      Thanks for sharing the screenshot over on FB and for sharing the link at your website! Brilliant stuff!

      Hope you’re having a cool day! 🙂

  8. Hiten — I’m really honored to be included on your list here for a couple reasons. First, it’s a privilege to have gotten to know you over the past few months and, second, it’s flattering to be part of such a talented list of bloggers! Many thanks, my friend. It’s funny, my newest post also explores the importance of giving thanks, and I wrote it before realizing you’d done this post. I write about the importance of digging into the past to find people we might not have thanked enough; you show how powerful it is to thank people you’re connected with right now.

    1. Hi Stephen,

      I’m so glad you dropped by here! You are very welcome, indeed, to be included in this list. It is also a privilege to have gotten to know you too, Stephen. I believe you are doing some great things over at your blog. You share inspiring experiences of making changes in your life, but remind us of the importance of humility when doing so.

      I love your idea of giving thanks to people from the past. I’m going to try this! 🙂

  9. Thanks Hiten for your kind words and for including me in such esteemed company:-)

    Always remember that you are also making a huge difference to all of us!

    Living with an attitude of gratitude is a way of life for some people – and you are clearly one of them.

    I wish you all the best on your blogging and life journey – I know that for you both of them are intertwined…

    1. Hi Arvind,

      I really appreciate your kind words.

      It’s a bit like what you wrote in one of your posts:


      We can all make a difference in the world and if we can help even a small number of people by our actions then all, the better. On the same token, the magnitude of difference we want to make lies in our hands.

      Thank you very much your kind wishes. It really is amazing how a blog can help us positively share our lives with others, and hopefully inspire and motivate at the same time.

      You are most welcome to be included in this list, Arvind! And a big thanks for leaving your comment. 🙂

  10. Hey Hiten,

    Thank you for your kind words, for me and for everyone else listed! I do what I can to be compassionate towards others, and myself, and it’s a pleasure to help others open up their own compassion!

    You are a force for good in this world and I wish you the very best in your continual journey to help others. Stay true to who you are, and stay committed to serving others.

    Take care my friend, and I hope we stay in touch for a long time to come 🙂

    1. Hey Stu,

      You are SO welcome, mate! 🙂

      What I love about your character is you make so much time for others and this is very evident through your online communications. It’s like a shadow of patience follows you around!

      Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes. I really appreciate it.

      You wrote the following: “Stay true to who you are, and stay committed to serving others.”

      When I read this, I got a tingle down my spine. I will definitely do as you say, my friend.

      Absolutely, we will keep in touch for a very long time, I’m sure.



  11. Hiten, I am honored to be in such company. One of the things I so appreciate about blogging is the friendship and support and appreciation that we share with each other. This is a wonderful group of folks (yourself included!) that you have assembled here. Thank you.

    1. Hi Galen,

      I absolutely agree with you, my friend. Blogging certainly is an amazing way to build fantastic friendships and support networks.

      I’ve been thinking recently, how brilliant it would be if we were all to meet in person, one day. It would be like we know each other so well, already.

      You are a very welcome to be included in the list, Galen. I thank you for your kind words and your lovely comment.

  12. great list
    i know most of them in person and they are all great people
    its very good to express gratitude every now and then
    keep in touch

    1. Hi Farouk,

      Thanks for commenting. It’s great to see you here.

      I agree, the people on the list are a fine bunch of friends. As you say, it’s very good to express gratitude. It keeps us happy and makes others feel good too.

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