We're pretty lucky. We get to work with clients we admire who inspire us, help people become complete communicators, and belong to a team of colleagues we are fortunate enough to call friends. We feel very strongly about gratitude, and communicating it as much as possible. So, as you sharpen your carving knives for the big turkey (or tofurkey!) dinner, take a look at what three Team Ovation members are thankful for this year. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!
"The Syrian refugee crisis is weighing on me heavily lately. So, I'd have to say I am thankful for safety, security, and shelter this holiday season." —Elizabeth Levey, Training Consultant/Project Manager
"Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday; no costumes, no presents, no Easter egg hunts. There's nothing better than gathering around the table with family and friends to enjoy food and a friendly game of football. As the years pass, Thanksgiving becomes more relevant to me. I stop to appreciate what I have and truly give "thanks".
This year in particular, I am thankful to have my Mom who turned the young age of 85. I am grateful for every day I get to spend with her and every phone call and laugh we share. I am thankful to be in the right place at the right time. This summer while standing in an omelet line at a hotel, I met Kerri Garbis, the president of Ovation. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with her and her talented team.
I really want to take a moment to show sincere gratitude to the soldiers of our armed forces and the sacrifice they make on a daily basis for all of us. I think for many of us who do not have loved ones in the military, it can slip our mind the hardship they face. To our soldiers and their families, thank you for fighting for our freedom." —Lori Free, Director of Business Development
"I'm thankful this year, as every year, that I don't cook. I'm thankful that my friends and family value their health and digestive systems enough to allow me to avoid the kitchen. I WAY prefer to wash the dishes or set the table than to prepare a Thanksgiving meal, which would inevitably be made up of cold cuts and protein bars (If I was left to my own devices...).
I'm grateful for health and mobility! Many don't have either. I'm grateful for the freedom of thought and opinion, and the ability to communicate both. I'm always glad that in each of my careers, at Ovation and as professional actor, I get to help others to do the same.
Friends, family, far and wide. Fresh air! Coffee! Great wine! Ah, life. As Gershwin said, "Who could ask for anything more?" —Bridget Beirne, Marketing Analyst and Social Media Maven