This month of November, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It has been an official holiday since President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise” in 1863.
But the Thanksgiving is more than turkey, stuffing, football, or Black Friday shopping. It is a time to reflect. To appreciate all we have. To recognize and celebrate those we are thankful for in our lives.
I asked my fellow A-Team members who they are thankful for in their lives. Here are some of their heartfelt responses:
- Kyle Geohegan (Distribution Center): “I’m thankful for my wife, who supports me in everything I do and will be bringing our child into the world in May.”
- Julia VerHaagh (CFO): “For me, this is such a personal question because it is both good and horrible to be thankful for cancer. The fact that cancer has made my Mom actually live and enjoy what life she has left — it is good. The fact that we are spending more time together than previously — it is good. Yet, knowing her time is short and will probably be filled with some really bad suffering — it is horrible. I am thankful for my Mom and truly thankful for the health of my children and the rest of my family.”
- Susan Dutton (Director of Organizational Development): “I am thankful for those who trust me to assist with their human journey. I have the best job in the world! I get to help people grow toward their own potential every day. I am so grateful for that privilege.”
- Joe Nick (Vice President of Operations): “I am most thankful for my family this year. We are now a family of three, my beautiful wife Hillary and our new healthy baby boy, Gordon Jay Nick.”
- Kristi Strelcheck (Account Mgr – AmeriLux Logistics) “This year I have so much to be thankful for and the opportunity to join the AmeriLux Family is definitely at the top of my list!!!”
This holiday season, let’s take a moment to stop and be thankful for the people who mean of much in our lives and who we sometimes take for granted. Let’s celebrate our freedom and opportunity, and look to the future with optimism. “Is this a great country, or what…?!”
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!