Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

One week from today we will celebrate our next major holiday, Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, in my own mind and without good explanation, this holiday has taken the famous backseat.  Has Thanksgiving become that four day weekend where we spend time with family and don our ever-so-popular elastic waist-banded pants?  
For most, it’s unlikely we walk around the workplace spouting “I can’t wait for Thanksgiving to hurry up and get here!” Understandably, there are no presents to open nor is it a socially acceptable time to watch Clark W. Griswold.  BUT there is something special about Thanksgiving this year...  
I received a random phone call today.  As an office this year, we thought it would be different to send Thanksgiving cards to our customers.  The phone call today was from a customer letting us know how much it meant for her to receive a card this particular holiday.  She went on to describe her family’s Thanksgiving traditions and why she was thankful.  In just a few short minutes, she provided the most compelling reminder of why this holiday should be toward the top of our Favorite(s) list.  
As American’s, we have many reasons to be thankful.  We enjoy a lot of freedoms, don’t we?  As I take stock today, I’m so thankful for family, faith and health.  This week and next, take a few moments to live in the present and enjoy your Thanksgiving Week.    

Happy Thanksgiving!
Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.  ~Theodore Roosevelt