Thanksgiving always has special meaning for all of us at The Munshine Group, because gratitude is at the heart of everything we do.  As we shared in our holiday message this year:

We’re getting into the spirit of the season and, as with every year, the overwhelming feeling is one of gratitude.  All of us are thankful for the people and organizations we are privileged to partner with, and the lives we are able to touch by working together on important missions.

While we gather with family and friends, our team wanted to share some messages that reflect that feeling, so each of us chose a favorite quotation as food for thought about the real meaning of Thanksgiving.

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
David Munshine, President & CEO

“I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.” – Henry David Thoreau
Julia Kathan, Chief Communications Officer

“Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend.” – Melody Beattie
Tonya Addy, Executive Vice President

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
Megan Leitheiser, Senior Vice President, Development Communications

“The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” – David Steindl-Rast
Shay Laderbush, Senior Vice President

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou 
Alex Napuck, Analytics and Research Manager

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie
Cindi Altieri, Executive Assistant

We hope you’ll share some of these thoughts as you celebrate Thanksgiving, and leave you with one more quote from Maya Angelou that speaks to us all:

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

From The Munshine Group family to you and yours, with gratitude,

Happy Thanksgiving!