describe the imageHappy Thanksgiving everyone!

As we head into another holiday season, with Thanksgiving as the official start to a festive period that includes so many different faith, family and secular traditions, it’s the time to think about the good things that happened this year and what we are most thankful for. As always, Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect, perhaps even to unplug – totally or at least a little – and take a break from our hectic world. In this quieter time spent with family and friends, take a moment to count your blessings.

If you have been struggling with difficulties lately, remember that better times are waiting in the future. Don’t give up. It’s important to put our own experiences in perspective too, good and bad. There is always someone who is having a more difficult time or who has experienced a greater loss. So many in the world lack the basic necessities, and too many live in fear because of war or human rights violations. Those of us fortunate enough to live securely, with shelter, clean water and plenty of food, never mind the amenities life in our country affords, need to be mindful of how lucky we are. Yes, hard work and individual effort are the greatest contributors toward success but no one is an island. We are all interconnected and interdependent. No matter our circumstances, there is always someone or someway that we can help and make our family, our community, our country, and our world, a better place.

As we celebrate 25 years in business this year, as always I am thankful for my family and friends, my colleagues here at ATR, the men and women who trust us to help them in their careers, and our clients. You all make each day at work feel nothing like it. I am thankful to be in a business that provides me with such emotional rewards. I am especially thankful to those who are serving in our military, police, and firefighting forces, and for the healthcare, security and other professionals who will not be celebrating with their loved ones tomorrow because they’ll be at work, making sure we and our loved ones are safe. Thank you!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Jerry Brenholz
President and CEO
ATR International

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