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Feel Joy? Happy Thanksgiving

By November 28, 2013

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I trust you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving, if you celebrate. Thanksgiving and this four day Thanksgiving weekend is a wonderful time to think about everything for which I am grateful: my work, my family, my husband, our companies, our friends, our home, and my ability to write and publish my thoughts on so many topics.

I am also grateful for you, the people who read my site and especially, the readers who send me notes about articles and comment on my blog posts. Whether you agree, disagree, or want to submit an article, tip or quote, I am happy to hear from you.

You've heard my oft repeated refrain about the importance of establishing annual traditions in your companies and organizations just as you have in your home. With this in mind, several of my clients held a Thanksgiving dinner at lunch for all employees last week. It's an annual and annually appreciated tradition.

They time the feast carefully now since one year it coincided with Ramadan and the Muslim employees had to take their food home for dinner after sundown. We learned fast after blowing it, the same as the planning committee quickly learned to provide vegetarian hot dogs and all-beef hot dogs, instead of just pork, during the summer picnic.

For a new perspective on Christmas, and a reminder, too, that Thanksgiving isn't world-wide or even nationally celebrated by all, here's how we can all celebrate our diversity during this holiday season.

My cornucopia overflows with joy. I share what brings me joy...

Please share what brings you joy - at work or in life? And, please talk about what you are thankful for this year in comments. Thank you for another wonderful year.

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November 26, 2009 at 3:25 pm
(1) Mike McCartney says:

I am grateful to Almighty God for my life, my wife and family, my country. Thank you, Susan Heathfield, for what you do.
God bless all.

November 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm
(2) Jagrati Raizada says:

Above all, I am thankful to you for reminding that it is thanksgiving time. Yes life as been complete and admirable, it would not have been the same if had not been blessed by God’s presence in all my nears & dears, specially my parents, my teachers, my husband, my children and all my friends who have been with me through and through. I thank them and pray for their healthy & cherished lives.


November 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I am thankful of having survived calamities in life ( latest Sendong) and still be grateful for all simple blessings. am thankful for little and big successes of my children. I am so thankful that I was invited to facilitate for a group of Dept of Agriculture middle managers and because of this I met U Ms Susan M Healthfield , your write ups is LIFE CHANGING and INSPIRES me daily…GOD BLESS U richly

November 29, 2013 at 5:47 am
(4) Ruth Kariuki says:

Thank You, Susan. Your articles are always timely and very informative. I’ve applied the knowledge gained and it has worked very well for me. Thanks once more.

November 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm
(5) Cuc t. Le says:

First, I am grateful to Aramark company which has supported me during 3 years in the USA. I’ve come to America since February, 2010. After 3 months, I’ve worked for Aramark up to now. Although I faced some troubles with co-workers, I tried to overcome for my living. They give me many benefits I know about that. I thank you, Aramark from my heart so much. Second, I really thank you, American government for helping, too. Finally, from my heart bottom, I am thankful to American people who helped within last months and years. Again, thanks so much.

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