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Thankful

by Ian Doescher

 

Last year during this week—the week of Thanksgiving—I was scheduled for the Pivot blog, and this year, once again, I get to be the one to express my gratitude during this special week. This year—rather than focus on broader categories, like I did in last year’s post—I want to focus on the tiny details that keep me, and all of us at Pivot, feeling thankful. Here’s one note of thankfulness for each day of the month, split evenly between our clients and our Pivot team:

  1. I’m thankful for a client who regularly reminds our team how much our partnership with her company has helped them.
  2. I’m thankful for the client who knows me well enough that, every time we talk, he asks me how things are going with my life outside work.
  3. I’m thankful for clients who are working to solve issues right here in Oregon, like the state’s foster care crisis and drug trafficking.
  4. I’m thankful for the clients who sing with me when I ask them to (yes, that happens).
  5. I’m thankful for clients whom I’m happy to call friends.
  6. I’m thankful for clients who give us exciting campaigns to work on, along with the trust and leeway to express our full creativity.
  7. I’m thankful for clients who stretch us by asking us to take on projects we haven’t tried before.
  8. I’m thankful for the client who told me my copy captured her company’s voice just right.
  9. I’m thankful for the clients who are patient and kind, even when every conference call with them had a technical issue.
  10. I’m thankful for the group of clients who stayed positive and engaged on what turned out to be a nearly four-hour call.
  11. I’m thankful for clients who are addressing vital international needs, like education in Rwanda, environmental issues, and healthcare in times of disaster.
  12. I’m thankful for the for-profit client who asked to learn more about our nonprofit work.
  13. I’m thankful for the client who has become a mentor.
  14. I’m thankful for the client who giggles and says “I don’t know how you guys come up with this stuff” when we present creative concepts.
  15. I’m thankful for the client who sees our designers’ work and is speechless because she is so pleased.
  16. I’m thankful for the Pivot team member who is positive, no matter what’s going on.
  17. I’m thankful for the coworker who, it turns out, has a wicked streak a mile long.
  18. I’m thankful for the team member who is so responsible and talented that I would trust her to do basically anything.
  19. I’m thankful for the coworker with whom I laugh like we are kids in middle school.
  20. I’m thankful for the Pivot team member who is humble and quiet, and holds the entire office together.
  21. I’m thankful for the coworker who shares my passion for nonprofit organizations and trying to make the world just a little bit better.
  22. I’m thankful for the team member who lets me ask her questions about a position she held two promotions ago.
  23. I’m thankful for the designer who creates such beautiful work that my jaw drops.
  24. I’m thankful for the Principal who makes Pivot a safe enough place to share feedback and trust that it is being heard.
  25. I’m thankful for the coworker who endures our teasing when she plans meetings at the noon hour and doesn’t provide lunch.
  26. I’m thankful for our programmers, who have the rare combination of incredible talent and fantastic personalities.
  27. I’m thankful for the coworker who trades parenting stories with me.
  28. I’m thankful for the team member who was my carpool buddy for a while, but never complained about my driving. Even that one time. And that other time.
  29. I’m thankful for the designer whose artwork is beautiful enough to hang in my home.
  30. I’m beyond thankful that my brother is my coworker, friend and confidante, and that he and I share an office and work closely together.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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