It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the holidays approaching many of us will be taking stock of how far we’ve come this year, getting ready to spend time with family, and thinking about what we are thankful for. We have a lot to be thankful for at L.E.A.P, starting with our rewarding work and our staff.

I’m thankful for the ability to make an impact with my work, to be writing this blog post and for all the wonderful feedback from my colleagues. Check out what they had to say when asked what they’re thankful for this year.

I am especially thankful for the talented team of leaders and professionals that I get to work with on a daily basis.  Being ED of a large non-profit is very challenging, and the workload sometimes seems daunting.  I am able to continue what I am doing because of the team of people that I get to work with everyday.  Their talent is unlike any pool of people I have worked with at my previous agencies.  I truly appreciate each and every one of the staff here at L.E.A.P. ~Traci, Executive Director

I am thankful that we work at an agency where there are so many that come to work for all the right reasons, and for the friendships I have made! ~Nancy, Senior Fiscal Officer

I’m thankful everyday that I get to hear the happy sounds of children playing and interacting with one another.  It reminds me daily of our purpose and keeps me grounded about the things that are important in life. ~Patricia, Interim Head Start/Early Head Start Program Director

I am very thankful for my supervisors and the director for helping me navigate as I continue to expand my ability to support the community and the individual families that reside within it. I am so thankful for my staff’s ability to carry out our mission statement by truly being invested in our families’ outcomes. I am also thankful to all the families in our program for allowing us to be a part of their lives. ~Jodie, Family Services Coordinator

I am grateful for the expertise of our employees and the services they provide to our community. Each and every one of the employees knows their program inside and out. They are shining examples of the Bridges Out of Poverty philosophy and dealing with people living in the Tyranny of the Moment. ~Roberta, Senior Employment Counselor

A great employee is like a 4 leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have – I am thankful for all L.E.A.P. employees and their dedication to our mission, vision and values. ~Mary, HR Director

What are you thankful for this year?