What are you thankful for?

Maple leafWith the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend approaching us (yes our American friends, we like to spread out our turkey / tofurkey feasts a little further than y’all), I got to thinking… what am I thankful for this year?

Life has dealt me some personal challenges over the past couple of years, however I’ve come out the other side, much stronger in spirit, a lot happier and incredibly liberated. I’ve been looking through life’s lens with a renewed sense of optimism and the potential is all around me. It’s a pretty invigorating journey, one that I’m grateful for.

ITF - ColleenSo upon my reflection of what I’m thankful for, I shamelessly spammed my colleague friends and asked them the same question – what are you thankful for? But in true social media fashion, I had to hashtag it (#ImThankfulFor) and try to create meaningful discussion. I asked them all to jot it down on a Post-It note, take a picture on their smartphones and send them off to me. See below what my colleagues had to say.

I think the key word that stands out for me in all of the different responses is diversity, something we encourage and celebrate at TELUS. From one brave friend being cancer free for 25 years to fans of the Pumpkin Spice Lattes to another with a deep love for hip hop and rhyme, my work friends are as diverse as the colourful leaves falling from the trees. To me, that is worth celebrating this weekend.

What are you thankful for? Share your thoughts with us @TELUS on Twitter using #ImThankfulFor.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Ps – I am truly thankful for being Canadian. From the endless beauty and opportunities, I don’t think there is a better place in the world to live.IMT_1