Thanksgiving Thoughts – 2021 Edition

Written by Pam Lefkowitz on November 25, 2021

Share This Article

Today is Thanksgiving 2021

Or as our friends outside the US call it – Thursday.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. My family is, thankfully, healthy and careful. My children may be spread out across the country, but I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to see them all a couple of times this year. I have two amazing grandchildren in one city and one on the way in another city and, let me tell you, there is no better way to warm up a heart than to be with grandchildren. I am thankful for Facetime in those in-between times.

My mother saw her 91st birthday and, while dementia is a really crummy disease, she still goes to the theater (now that it’s open again) and completes the Chicago Tribune crossword puzzle every day. She has a caregiver every day, which allows me to work and take care of my things. The caregiver is a wonderful woman who is attentive and caring and I am so grateful she’s with my mom.

I have incredible friends who are the epitome of justness, truth, and honesty. They have supported me through some rough times and I have supported them through their rough times. We have celebrated “together” and mourned “together”. We have bettered our own community and we have reached out together to help others. They are the family I choose and I am thankful for them every day.

And I get to work at a fantastic company. I have phenomenal workmates who are all brilliant and talented. And their comedic timing is impeccable. My manager is encouraging and continues to teach me how to be 1% better every day. I have a job that challenges me daily and that I thoroughly enjoy in a company that is the antithesis of all the corporate baloney you see in the news. I can’t remember a time I felt more appreciated and respected. 

Remember to find something to be thankful for every day. It’s sometimes hard, but always worthwhile.

I’m sure I speak for everyone here at JumpCloud when I say: I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving however and with whomever you celebrate. 

Pam Lefkowitz

Pam is an IT Columnist at JumpCloud where she uses her experience as a consultant and MSP to write about IT admin life and tech. Outside of (remote) work hours, she spends her time with her dog, visiting her kids across the country, and being creative with fiber.

Continue Learning with our Newsletter