I think I’ve used the word grateful more in the last few weeks than in the previous year combined. It’s not just Thanksgiving just around the corner, but the many discussions centering around how the city is doing in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. With gratitude on my mind, I hope you’ll all forgive a Thanksgiving post just a bit early.
I’m thankful for:
Living on high ground. Being fortunate enough to be spared damage when others aren’t. The fact that I have people in my life who’d be able to help me out and take me in if I hadn’t been. Working with people whose emails didn’t say, “I need to hear back from you on this,” but instead “I hope everything is okay for you.” and “I know that you’re probably catching up right now, so no rush.”
The stellar year that DGLM is having. Especially the clients that make that possible. I can hardly keep up with the best of list appearances and readers’ choice awards for our clients! And while we’re the kind of busy that makes our heads spin, that’s the kind of busy that pays the bills, too. All that and I get to be proud of what I do and excited about what I get to read.
My colleagues, who challenge and inform and entertain me daily. Jane’s vision in pushing us all to see change as opportunity rather than threat. The fact that the same incredible team that was the agency when I began is with the agency now, more than seven years on. And the fact that even now they still answer my questions without much complaint.
An industry that’s got it’s fair number of challenges, but is still full of vibrant, intelligent, creative, exciting people.
My family–it’s not been the easiest year for them all, but they handle it with grace and they’re still intact, in spite of everything. My sister and her family moving back to New York State from Puerto Rico. I’m sad that we never made it to the bioluminescent bay, but I’m really looking forward to harassing my nephews in person on a more regular basis. The fact that my nephews aren’t old enough to be sick of me yet.
The fact that you all are for some crazy reason bothering to read what I write. Thanks, everyone!