Thankful in 2012

By Kristen Mercure

Each year, we look back in wonder, in awe, and in gratitude at all that was accomplished in just 365 days.  So many things happen in a year – triumph, challenge, laughter, and joy.  Sometimes it happens all at once; sometimes it feels like it’s never going to happen.  But when it does?  When it does, we’re grateful and need to give thanks.




From our hearts to yours:

I’m thankful for having had the recent honor and privilege of collaborating with my brother to coordinate a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for our parents (which went very well by the way, thanks for asking).


This year I am thankful for my coworkers within our Sustainability Team! I continue to be inspired by my colleagues’ passion and dedication to make a difference in the world. They’re also pretty fun to be around, too. 🙂


I first of all am thankful for hockey, arguably the best sport on two feet. Next comes Green Bean Casserole (The Best Thanksgiving Dish Ever! No Contest.) But most importantly I am so thankful for the friends and co-workers (and friends that happen to be co-workers) that keep me going throughout the year. Without these people I would not be where I am today.


It’s abundantly clear to me that gratitude is directly related to happiness. I am thankful for forsythia in early spring, the loving support of my family, a job where I can make a difference in someone else’s life, and chocolate.


I am thankful for the health of my family and warm, nose to nose snuggles from my boys.  I am endlessly thankful for their unconditional love. 


Let’s get the big three out of the way: I am thankful for love, warmth, and laughter.  I am thankful for the love and support of my family as I endeavor on yet another unexpected journey.  I am thankful for the warmth of my coworkers, always cheering, always supportive.  I am thankful for laughter – deep, earth-shaking, belly-full-of-jelly laughter that my friends (online and in real life) bring to me every day, whether they know it or not.  I am thankful, and I thank you for that.


What are you thankful for this year?

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