If it’s a stock market holiday, anybody who works on the stock market will probably not be coming in today. I used to work at AIG VALIC and we got all sorts of days off that I don’t get any more now that I’ve gone back to petrochemicals, though I can’t remember if Columbus Day was one of them.
Thanks, metta! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, and to all my fellow Canucks.
It’s been a year with a lot of great stuff in it, so I’ve got a lot for which to be thankful. I try to acknowledge it on a more regular basis, as some good psychological studies (mostly by Sonja Lyubomirsky) have shown weekly gratitude exercises to be an effective buffer against certain mental illnesses, but I think an annual mega-gratitude exercise is a wonderful thing to share with friends and family.
Oh, and happy politically-incorrect Columbus Day, neighbours to the South!