Friday, November 27, 2009

GIVING THANKS

Norman Rockwell painting of Thanksgiving

I’ve always loved Norman Rockwell’s painting of the Thanksgiving dinner. It may be idealized and for some people anachronistic, but it still resonates with me. Thanksgiving is the uniquely American holiday to give thanks and to reflect on the many blessings in our life. Giving gratitude is an everyday activity for many, especially in these evolving economic times. I have a myriad of things to be thankful for this year. Let me share a few with you.

FAMILY

Family is everything to me. I am blessed to be loved and to give love.

THE TROOPS

I think often about the sacrifices the men and woman of our armed forces make on a daily basis. Whether they are deployed in theatres of battle, or at hundreds of locations worldwide, our soldier’s lives on even their best days are very difficult. We thank them for their service and sacrifice for noble causes.

GIVING A HELPING HAND

I give thanks to the thousands of NGO’s worldwide who help the poor, refugees from war, religious and ethnic turmoil.

FOR MANY ON THIS PLANET, LIFE IS A DAILY STRUGGLE TO SIMPLY SURVIVE.

FEEDING THOSE IN NEED

I give thanks to the many volunteers and charitable organizations that serve our disadvantaged right here at home. “Feeding America”, is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity supplying food to more than 25 million Americans each year, including 9 million children and 3 million seniors.

LEADERSHIP

I give thanks for real leaders, local and national, that can go beyond narrow partisanship with high character, courage, and a vision for a better America and the world. I am thankful for politicians who believe in justice and fairness for all people.

CHILDREN

I give thanks to parents and teachers who nurture, teach and guide our children.

GREAT ASSOCIATES AT WESCO FABRICS.

I am privileged to work with incredible people. I've worked with Lori and Steve for over 35+ years!

I LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS

We have been very lucky to travel around the world with our customers. It really is a great feeling when a customer becomes a friend!

OUR SUPPLIERS

I am very grateful for a wonderful group of suppliers. Without them nothing happens in our business.

SUNRISE, SUNSET

I give thanks each time I see a sunrise or sunset. I feel happy to be alive!

THANK YOU

Thank you all.

2 comments :

  1. I know that I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing father. Thank you Dad for living so passionately and being such a giving person to us all. Love you!

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  2. No, I am the one who is blessed. Thank you Stacy! Love Dad

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