Wednesday, November 23, 2011

An E-Mail Of Thanks...

My Response To My Boss's E-Mail

Today, near the end of my shift, my boss sent an e-mail to my team reminding everyone of my upcoming birthday. I had some extra time (shifts around the holidays are famously slow where I work...). So, I decided to take a little time and thank him for his kind e-mail as well as let everyone know just what an amazing life I have. This is my response: 

I wish to take this opportunity to give thanks on the eve of the holiday dedicated to such things. As I toggle back and forth on e-rep pages, I thought I'd take a moment and express some feelings I have.

I want to thank (insert own religious and/or spiritual figure here so as not to offend anyone...) for somehow having me end up on the team on which I currently work. Joe and I have many times, thanked our lucky stars that we ended up on such a great team. And when we all agree that this team is the state's best, none of us can say this with even a sliver of doubt.

I am thankful for my family. Like all of you, there are amazing people in our lives without which we would not be the people we are today, and the fact I'm missing being able to spend Thanksgiving with my parents stands as a testament of just how wonderful they were. This goes to a basic belief I have: the more a person is missed when they're gone is in direct proportion to just how great they were when they were here. I'm going to have a great weekend with my wife and kids. It doesn't get any better than that.

The very nature of our jobs makes me realize of just how thankful I am for my health. We don't have to look very far to understand the magnitude of this statement.

I cannot include a list of thankful things without mentioning the country where we live. Regardless of how you stand politically--and again, I mean no offense with this--I feel the country in which we live can be a wonderful place to live and if its citizens will only remember to be good in their hearts, the county will continue to be beacon of hope for countless millions.

And finally, I want to thank Darren for making all the right decisions in his career that allows him to be our boss. When I was picked to be a part of his team, I knew of him, but didn't know him. My experience of being a supervisor for several years at work only increases my respect for his ability to keep all of our strong personalities in check. Of course, being human, Darren has his faults--an affinity to the color blue being the largest. But, if I were able to open his eyes and come over to the "Red" side, Cougar nation would loose one of there classiest fans, and I don't this to happen (because they have so few left). ;)

Thanks everyone for your birthday wishes! Thanks to those sacrificing "Black Friday" deals so the rest of us can either participate or recuperate or just remain in a vegetative state. Have a great weekend, everybody!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope we can give thanks for what we have the other 364 days of the year. Take care, everyone, and God bless.

1 comment:

  1. You really do have such a great boss!! This is a great post. I hope you and your sweet family have had a wonderful day!!!!!!!