I make a conscious effort to be thankful and grateful all year long because I’m acutely aware of how blessed I am. Yet no matter how long my ‘thankful’ list might be, every year around this time people begin asking me what I am most thankful for and I get stumped. Where do I start? How do I pick a most? God, family, friends, home, health and career always come instantly to mind but what about those intangibles that mean so much to me; fall, sunshine, campfire smell?
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton
Last week we talked a little bit about some of the similarities in business life and ‘real life’ and I as thought about this week’s blog I stumbled onto another link in that chain. Business, like life, has ups and downs and yet there is always plenty to be thankful for. And, like ‘real life’ determining what I am most thankful for about being a part of this team is darn near impossible.
Our true destiny…is a world built from the bottom up by competent citizens living in solid communities, engaged in and by their places. David W. Orr
Irons Media Group has a lot to be thankful for too but I think we’d all agree that we are most thankful for our clients because, after all, everything else hinges on them. Even so, it is the interactions and relationships that come with those clients that I find myself most thankful for. Each of them brings something unique and special to the table… themselves. Each of them impacts our lives in some way and offer us something to be thankful for whether it is laughter, friendship, a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day or an opportunity to grow and develop as people and as a business.
So perhaps the question is not what (or who) are we most thankful for, but how do we show them?
John F. Kennedy said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them”.
We spend a lot of time and focus on building relationships and letting our clients know that they are important to us and we appreciate them but we also believe that we should never stop looking for ways to improve what we do. As Thanksgiving approaches, we want our clients to know how much we appreciate them. If you are looking to grow your business, we would love the opportunity to build a relationship with you and show you how we can help you. We take pride in knowing that our solutions and services make a difference in the lives of local businesses owners everywhere and give them a little something extra to be thankful for too.
Happy Thanksgiving from our ‘family’ to yours!
Marie Mallory, PR/Communications Specialist, Irons Media Group