As Thanksgiving approaches, we take stock of what we are thankful for in our lives. The list for most of us includes gratitude for our loved ones, our health, our homes, and God’s grace.
We are thankful for all those things, but we are also thankful for work. Work that not only sustains us and our families, but gives our lives purpose.
Medical pioneer Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed the polio vaccine, once said, “The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” We agree and feel the harder we work, and the better we work, the more opportunity we have to do the work. The more we solve difficult problems. The more we come up with innovative and cost-effective solutions. The more we bring projects in on time and under budget, the greater likelihood our workload increases.
But we wouldn’t have work without customers, customers who gave us a chance the first time and once we earned their trust, gave us work again. Our gratitude is twofold – we are not only thankful to be able to work hard and do it well, but to those who give us that opportunity each and every day.
We wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving filled with food, football and family and an appreciation for the work you do in the world.