Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US. It’s a time of reflection and an opportunity to express gratitude for the good things in life. In episode 143 of the KitchensinkWP podcast, host Adam Silver asked his two sons why they’re grateful for WordPress.
“I am thankful for WordPress because it gives you a job for the household that we live in and it makes you happy which also makes me happy and smile,” Parker said. “I am thankful for WordPress because it makes you happy and it makes me happy and it provides a roof over our heads,” Carson said.
Inspired by the episode, Josh Eby created the #Thankful4WP hashtag on Twitter. Here are a few reasons why people are thankful for WordPress.
My #Thankful4WP List:
* Life I enjoy because of WP
* Lifelong, #Iceberg friendships
* Passionate @ithemes team
* Customers who support us
— Cory Miller💥 (@corymiller303) November 23, 2016
My #Thankful4WP list: the awesome community, resources, WordCamps, building websites w/ WP, the people, oh and did I mention the people? ❤️
— Justine Pretorious (@jpretorious) November 23, 2016
I’m #Thankful4WP and particularly for #GenesisWP because it’s afforded me opportunities I didn’t have before and awesome friendships.
— Susan Ramsey (@onehappystudio) November 23, 2016
I am #Thankful4WP – People. Connections. A New Career. Teaching. Learning. Ah-ha Moments. WordCamps. Friends. Support. Good Times.
— Do the Woo 🎙️ WooCommerce Builder Community (@DotheWoo) November 22, 2016
I am #Thankful4WP because it gave me opportunity to leave the 9to5 job and start something of my own #myownbusiness @wfanzine #WordPress
— Sanjeev Mishra (@isanziv) November 22, 2016
I’m thankful for WordPress because of the opportunities it has provided me and I’ve met some amazing people because of it. If you’re thankful for WordPress please let us know why in the comments. From all of us at the Tavern, have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy – Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
I’m thankful because I literally wouldn’t be the person I am today if it weren’t for the support of the WordPress community.