I have a lot to be thankful for in my career. This knowledge is what keeps me sane when I’m riding the roller coaster of running a business and being in the creative field.

In just a moment I can visualize a long list of things I have been so grateful for in my business career. Most importantly I feel happy knowing that I have expressed my gratitude pretty consistently to our staff, clients, suppliers, business peers and my family who have seen me through it all. How lucky I have been.

I remember once sending flowers to a translator to thank her for a wonderful job done under tight timelines and believe it or not – she said it was the only time she received flowers from a client. Hard to imagine. This talented woman has a fantastic reputation among agencies and big brand companies but she had never received a simple bouquet of flowers from a client to thank her in a special way.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. A word of thanks, a note of appreciation, an unsolicited referral. What ever it is… I think everyone appreciates being recognized for their contribution.

In this moment I feel grateful for all the the clever and creative people I have worked with, the assignments that allowed me to travel to places I might never have seen, the friendships, the fun and all the exciting and challenging accounts I have been honoured to work on.

Happy Thanksgiving. I wish you lots of happiness, kindness and reasons to be grateful.