Posted: November 27, 2013
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You all know the feeling of trying to balance countless meetings, bottomless email inboxes and spending time with family and friends. It’s easy to speed through the day without taking time to recognize everything we have to be thankful for in our lives.
Tomorrow marks a day for all of us to stop and take inventory of what’s good in our world. Here at VisionPoint, we have so much to smile about each and every day. From new clients and new team members to new challenges and successes, it has been a busy year for everyone. Here are just a few of the things â some are simple, others are silly â that our team members said they are thankful for.
Diane: That I live in a wonderful city that fits me "just right". That I get to do something that I LOVE doing....marketing, figuring out problems, developing solutions / plans and being part of the execution of those plans. That VisionPoint is filled with good people that have different quirks and personalities but all share a commitment to each other, to our clients and to themselves to do a great job. That many of the folks that I hold in highest regard in my life (and that I call friends) are VisionPointers. That both my boys are healthy and happy and thriving in their lives....and growing into nice, independent, good people. That all of the hard work that has been invested into VisionPoint for the past 12.5 years is paying off and the future is brighter than I've ever thought.
Tony: For happy and healthy family and friends, my health, and patience and understanding when I'm late in getting stuff like this back to my co-workers!
Gail: A wonderful, supportive family. Good health that got even better this year. A challenging place to work where I get to use my years of experience and skills.
Zac: The opportunity to own my own work which impacts the strategic direction of our company. I'm also thankful to live in a the ever-fabulous city of Raleigh which is filled with great culture, locally-owned coffee-houses and breweries and tons of professional opportunities. And none of it would be enjoyable without the support of my beautiful wife and my dog. And my Volvo.
Turner: Mountains. Meat. Travel.
Diana: The people that I'm lucky enough to call family, especially that they're healthy, happy and all around wonderful. Tempur-Pedic pillows. That my family and friends trust me enough to be in charge of the turkey this year.
Carissa: Family & friends. Great co-workers. Grocery stores.
Dwight: Friends and Family. Coffee. Turkey.
Clara: My family, as each person has helped me be the person I am today and the person I want to be tomorrow. Good health, good friends and the happiness that comes with both. I'm thankful that I'm able to travel to Florida for Thanksgiving to spend time with my grandfather and share this holiday with him and the rest of my family.
Chris: Spicy foods. Fatty foods. Tums.
Tara: My family for keeping me in line and always being there when I need them. Friends for making life interesting and always giving me a good laugh. Delicious food that is as much fun to prepare as it is to eat. My awesome officemate Clara!
Justin: Family. Friends. Food.
Cory: Gratuitous amounts of caffeine. The happiness I've gained through fostering and adopting with Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue. A new start with a new job in a new city. Justin’s great hair.
Christin: Being close to home this holiday season and getting to spend that extra time with my family instead of traveling. I am also thankful for this internship, which has given me the great experience and knowledge I need to jump start my career in marketing. I can't wait to see what I will have to be thankful for this time next year!
Sarah: Family and Friends. Meeting Tony which led me to VisionPoint where I have been able to gain skills necessary to pursue my career in marketing. Mashed potatoes and Peanut M&Ms.
Alexa: My family, the GREAT weather we have had thus far this year, and for the supportive VisionPoint team who have been so accepting of me while interning.
We all have someone or something we can be glad is a part of our life. Take just five minutes out of your day to make a list of everything that has made your life better. Your list might be longer than you think.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? When you’re not busy stuffing your face with Turkey, let us know in the comments below. From all of us at VisionPoint, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.