What we are thankful for…
The tradition of Thanksgiving has been alive and well in the US since the pilgrims celebrated surviving their first brutal winter in New England. Since then it has become customary to gather with friends and family, over turkey and pumpkin pie, and reflect on what we are appreciative of.
We at the Maryland Humanities Council are thankful for many things: our volunteers, each other (during the busy spring, summer and fall, especially) and the occasional donuts at staff meetings. Read below to hear more…
“[I’m thankful for] good family, friends and colleagues. I am also thankful for a car that runs— it doesn’t run fast, but it gets me where I need to go!” Jean Wortman, program coordinator.
“I am thankful to be joining a committed team of dynamic individuals working together to support the MHC’s mission!” Aaron Heinsman, director of development.
“I am thankful for History Day judges – educators, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and other experts from across the state. They volunteer their valuable time for an entire day at the statewide History Day competition at the end of April, many of them standing on their feet for hours as they look at student exhibits, all in return for a box lunch with a cold sandwich and a cookie. Thank you, History Day Judges – Maryland History Day wouldn’t happen without you!” Judy Dobbs, program coordinator.
“I am so thankful to work at MHC! I could not have asked for a more perfect first job out of school. The people, the mission, the building, the projects, the History Day projects…they have all been amazing. At a time when unemployment is so high, I feel fortunate every day that I not only have a job, but I am able to do what I love–share the joy of the humanities with my fellow Marylanders–every time I come into the office. Happy Thanksgiving!” Auni Husted, program assistant.
“I am thankful to have such wonderful staff to work with. MHC folks are generous, kind, intelligent and hard working. I couldn’t imagine working with a better group!” Stephanie Martin, communications manager.
“I am thankful to work at a place with wonderful, intelligent colleagues who truly know the meaning of collaboration and care deeply about the impact we have on the State of Maryland.” Andrea Lewis, program manager.
We’d like to hear from you! What are you thankful for this holiday season? Leave your comments below.