At this time of year many people are asked “What Are You Thankful For”. I’d like to share my thoughts on this.
First and foremost, I am thankful for my faith. Without my faith, I would not have anything. My faith in God and knowing that He is in control of my life gives me such peace. That faith also enables me to love my family which is next on my list of giving thanks.
I am blessed to have an incredible mother and father who taught about faith and what it means to put God first. Because of their faith, they had 39 wonderful years of marriage. It would have been longer, but God took my Dad at 70 years. I know Dad is watching down on Mom and me and is making sure we are safe and protected. Mom is still going strong at 90 and I feel so blessed to have her in my life. I am also blessed to have an extended family who while living in NY still provide me with the love and support. Finally, I have some very special friends who are more like family than most blood relatives in other’s lives.
I am also thankful for the education I have received that allows me to be a leader in People First. We have wonderful staff that I am so blessed to have on our team. Without them, we could not provide the concierge service we provide to our clients. I could also not be able to do the things that are special to me without People First. The company enables me to do what I am passionate about. Working with the People First team and its clients gives me the energy. They say that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. That is so true for me.
I am thankful for my health. Being a cancer survivor, I appreciate every day God has given me. You just never know when He wants to take you and we should all live our lives doing the best we can each and every day.
Finally, I’d like to say that while we tend to review our many thanks this time of year, don’t forget to let those you are thankful for know about it throughout the year. And so let me say to all of you who are in my life, I want to thank you for being who you are that allows me to be who I am.
Barbara Flynn, MSHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP