As I mentioned previously, I don’t actually work for Buffer. I want to work for Buffer. I’m acting as if and doing the work now so they can see I’m truly passionate about working for them. (It’s all very Law Of Attraction, but that’s how I roll.)

Today’s blog is about Buffer Core Value #9, Show Gratitude.


Not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for my circumstances.  I have a home, a beautiful family, amazing fur babies that give us all more love than we could ask for.  We have heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer.  We have food in the cupboards.  I could go on and on…

I wake up grateful every day.  For the day, my life, my health, and so much more.  Yeah.  Life is good and I have a gratitude journal that I gush in regularly.

I’m always grateful for working with people who push me to be better.  It’s exhilirating and a real motivational force for me.

Customers keep food in the cupboards.  I’m so grateful for that.  Humility & helpfulness are a must.


You have gratitude for platforms, tools, and open source that lay the foundation for the possibility of the company: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton

Not only am I grateful for them, I marvel at the people who build with and upon them.  Being a software developer is not my personal super power, but I am so grateful there are people who have it!  In my eyes, they should be wearing red capes.  Gratitude for that?  Oh, yeah.