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.