Happy Turkey Day 2022

Happy Turkey Day

Hey team. All right, it’s another beautiful crisp morning. The time for this posting is November 23rd. So that means that tomorrow is Thanksgiving…Happy Turkey Day. Karen and I, we’re in Texas right now as you’re watching this video. We’re in Texas. Obviously, I put these together a little bit ahead of time. But me and the boys and my beautiful wife, we’re in Texas. It’s Wednesday. Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. We’re going to be with childhood friends of my wife in Kerrville. Having a beautifully cooked meal and we’re gonna be hanging out with friends.

I can’t help but reminisce and think about this last year. All the things to be thankful for. And the things that rise to my mind obviously are my family. I am super thankful for my beautiful wife. Who also in three days, on the 26th, so coming up here just this weekend. I will have been married for 29 years to the same person that is absolutely hands down the most beautiful, amazing person in my life. Who’s given me two beautiful boys to also be super thankful for. They are gifted and smart and articulate. A little bit crazy, that’s my DNA. I added to that, I guess, but I have two awesome boys.

I’m thankful for our leadership team and I’m thankful for our leaders. I’m thankful for every single one of the staff that has come on board to be part of this team over the years. Some of you have been here a really long time, like Greg. I absolutely adore and love and consider to be like a brother or maybe, I don’t know if I’m old enough to be his dad. Pretty close but I absolutely adore Greg and Barbie and Windee and her family. Steve and the kids and Codie and Sonja. Oh my God, you guys are just such an additon and a fabulous addition to what we got going on at Northwest Enforcement.

Then we trickle down from there. We have Christina and all the lead Patrol officers and our coordinators and Jeff. I could go on and on and on. Brendan who helps with training and Sean up in Longview and Jim. Sean, you’re getting ready to have a one-year-old here pretty soon. Wow! Where’d that come from man? A one-year-old baby. Just a couple of years ago you didn’t own a house, you didn’t have any kids. Now you’ve got little Preston running around doing all kinds of cool stuff. Well, almost running around. My boys started walking at about a year old so I’m imagining he’s getting pretty darn close if he isn’t already walking.

So on this Workshop Wednesday I just want to say I’m thankful for you guys and I want you to remember to be thankful. Be thankful for the people that we have in our community. Remember those that maybe have less than we do. If you have an opportunity to share a smile, a hug, or maybe a turkey sandwich with somebody in need remember to do that. Your neighbors to your right, to your left, across the street, in the apartment above you, the apartment below you. Remember give him a thankful smile because we need it.

We each need that generosity and that encouragement, sometimes, in times of need. As we come into the holidays, sometimes we don’t see the need, we don’t know the need but the need is there. So look for it. Open your eyes, open your heart. Remember be thankful. Just as important as that.

As we close this Workshop Wednesday and you guys get ready for Thanksgiving, remember to be valuable because nothing less will do. Remember our team members. Tomorrow while you’re getting paid time and a half and you’re welcome. We love you and the community loves you. Some of you are going to be working tomorrow on turkey day and I want to say thank you for that. Thank you for your sacrifice and your dedication. I’ve worked a lot of turkey days in my time and I just want you guys to know that we love you. We appreciate you. We thank you. Happy Turkey Day.

All right. God bless you, guys. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a happy turkey day tomorrow, and see you next week.