This time of year always seems to bring people together and remind everyone that there is much to be thankful for each and every day. It might just be the holidays, especially thanksgiving, but overall the holiday season makes us more grateful.
In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
Everyone at IDS is very thankful this season and going around the office I found out exactly what things matter most. Today we are celebrating an IDS Thanksgiving
Robert Anderson- “I am thankful for America.”
Melinda Peterson- “I am thankful for my kids and my job so I can take care of them.”
Rulon Doman- “I am thankful for Mountains.”
Kortney Harward- “I am thankful for new baby Grace.”
Jennette Williams- “I am thankful for family and friends.”
Sierra Boer- “I am thankful for family, friends, health, clean water, home, food, laughter and smiles.”
Ali Linthorst- “I am thankful for the beautiful place we live, the snow, mountains and my adorable husband.”
Beckie Santos- “I am thankful for my family.”
Melinda Wexler- “I am thankful for this great company (IDS) and the people to work for and with.”
Alex Myers- “I am thankful for Fruit Loops.”
Mark Mackey- “I am thankful for family and friends.”
Alicelyn Gillette- “I am thankful for music, and the passion it can invoke.”
Tanya Ottley- “I am thankful for family and a house over my head.”
Tina Faucett- “I am thankful for my hilarious husband, my empathetic daughter and my lovable son.”
Clint Salisbury- “I am thankful for my wife and kids. Good doctors and a job.”
Curt Doman- “I am thankful for family, friends, miracles and modern medicine.”
Everyone at IDS wishes you a very merry Thanksgiving full of friends, family, food and joy!