In advance of Thanksgiving, the following post was written by Brian Eigel, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of ECC for ECC staff. We invite you to respond in the comments section with your thoughts on what you are thankful for this season.
On Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving – a time when we reflect back on our year, consider the good that has happened, and publicly express our gratitude to family and friends. As my work family and friends I want to take a moment to share my thanks with each of you.
This Thanksgiving, as I reflect on the journey we’ve had this year, I think back to what I shared with you all in my early days in this role and what I continue to be grateful for now:
- I’m thankful for your passion, dedication and commitment to our mission that is changing the world and transforming our impact.
- I’m thankful that you’ve inspired me to think the unthinkable and dream the impossible by doing this yourselves, by remaining curious, and by asking “what if”.
- Most importantly, I’m thankful for you. We are amazing people delivering incredible results.
Lastly, I know that we remain as busy as ever, with high expectations to meet and exceed our prior great accomplishments while at the same transforming and inventing how we will create extraordinary impact in the future. I know that every day you are going above and beyond to support our team in all of the work that we do for the AHA and for that I wanted to say, from the bottom of my heart, how truly thankful I am to be a member of your team. Your contributions as a teammate, friend and leader are felt each and every day!
I hope that you, your family, friends and loved ones have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!